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: HELLEN TAYLOR <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 05:52:41 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: I NEED AN INVESTMENT PARTNER IN YOUR COUNTRY.
FROM: MRS.ANNE MARIE JOUBERT
241 SIDNEY AVE
MY NAME IS MRS.ANNE MARIE JOUBERT, FROM ZIMBABWE SOUTHERN AFRICA I AM THE WIFE OF LATE MR.IBRAHAM BEN.JOUBERT, OWNER UZZI FARM LTD AND A BROTHER TO MDC PARTY LEADER MR. MORGAN JOUBERT, AFFECTED BY PRESIDENT MUGABE'S LAND REFORM ACTS WHICH IS DEPRIVING US OF RIGHTS IN ALL FACETS.
I HAVE £8.5MILLION DOLLARS WHICH I WILL LIKE TO INVEST FOR MY
CHILDREN MISS AGNES AND MISS. DORIS, WITH YOUR FIRM /COMPANY SINCE I AM NOT BUSINESS INCLINED FOLLOWING THE LOST OF MY HUSBAND.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED DO GET BACK TO ME FOR MORE INFORMATION REPLY ONLY BY EMAIL FOR MY SECURITY REASONS. YOU MAY WISH TO READ ABOUT THE PROBLEMS IN ZIMBABWE MY COUNTRY THROUGH THE FOLLOWING LINKS CLEARING ANY DOUBT PROPOSITION TO ASCERTAIN MY REASONS OF CONTACTING YOU AND THE SITUATION WE ARE IN.
WAITING FOR YOUR URGENT RESPONSE
MRS.ANNE MARIE JOUBERT
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