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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Fraud email example:
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 05:37:39 +0200
I have been waiting for you since to come down here and pick your Bank Draft
of $800.000.00 usd for your compensation but i did not heard from you since
Then I went and deposited the Draft with BANK here in Benin Republic, because
I travelled to Iraq to see
my boss and will not come back till next month end. I want You to contact
the BANK to know when
they will Transfer your fund and send your infors to them such as;
I have paid for the transfering charges and insurance fee.The only money
you have to send to them is there
security keeping fee which is $85.00 Us Dollars to received your package.
CONTACT : LINEST CENTRE BANK PLC.
Try to contact them as soon as possible to avoid increasing the security
keeping fee.I gave them your transfering information but you have to
reconfirm it to them again to avoid any mistake on the transfering.Let me
know immediately you receive your Draft.
MRS.CA SANDRA SHARON