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: "CUSTOMER SERVICE" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 20:29:49 +0100
Subject: URGENT !
To answer your question that of the tax as been taken care of ,We've paid
for the tax so you do not need to pay for any tax what so ever.All you need
do is to fill out the verification form which will enable my superiors to
complete the final approval of your claim.
So you are advise to follow the instruction given to you so as to complete
the final approval of your claim.