fighting spam and scams on the Internet
Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.
Read more about such scams here or in our 419 FAQ. Use the Scam-O-Matic to verify suspect emails.
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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: "Collins Sisulu" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 02:48:06 -0500
MAY I USE THIS MEDIUM TO INTRODUSE MY SELF, I AM BENDU IBRAHIM FROM SUDAN
BUT IN GHANA RIGHT NOW. I CAME TO GHANA TO CLAIM MY INHERITANCE THAT MY LATE
FATHER DEPOSITED WITH AN INSURANCE AND SECURITY COMPANY HERE IN GHANA
..RIGHT NOW I HAVE FINISHED THE CLAIM AND MY INHERITANCE (TRUNK BOX)
CONTAINING FIVE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS (US$5000000.00) IS PRESENTLY IN
GHANA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT READY TO LEAVE, BUT I DON'T HAVE ANYBODY TO
RECEIVE ME AND TO HELP ME INVEST.
PLEASE I NEED YOU TO RECEIVE ME AND ALSO HELP ME INVEST MY MONEY IN YOUR
PLEASE GET BACK TO ME WITH YOUR IDENTIFICATION SO THAT WE CAN DISCUS BETTER.
YOUR EFFORT WILL BE REWARDED WITH 30% OF THE TOTAL MONEY I AM COMING WITH.
PLEASE I AM EXPECTING TO HEARING FROM YOU.
I AM FAST AWAIT YOU RESPONCE.
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