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:
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 21:07:57 +0100
Dear Friend, Greetings!
I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Confirmable Bank
Draft worth of (usd $2.500.000.00)TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED
DOLLARS which my boss left with me before he travelled out,but I did not
hear from you since that time. Then with the help of a friend who is a bank
manager I cashed the money and deposited it as a BOX containing African
clothes with FEDEX COURIER COMPANY LIMITED, Cotonou, Benin Republic.
What you have to do now is to contact the FEDEX COURIER COMPANY as soon
as possible to know when they will deliver your package to you. For your
information, I have paid for the delivering Charge, Insurance premium and
Clearance Certificate Fee of the package.
The only money you will send to the Courier & Security Company to deliver
your package direct to your postal Address in your country is ($200.00 US)
TWO HUNDRED UNITED DOLLARS ONLY, being Security Keeping Fee of the Courier
Company so far. Again, don't be deceived by anybody to pay any other money
except $200.00 US Dollars. I would have paid that but they said no because
they don't know when you will contact them and in case of demurrage.
You have to contact the FEDEX COURIER COMPANY now for the delivery of your
package with this information bellow;
Contact Person: DR. JOSEPH DIKE
Telephone:+229 9303 7800
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, make sure that you reconfirm the following infomation to them again
to avoid any mistake on the Delivery and ask them to give you the tracking
number to enable you track your package over there and know when it will
get to your address.
The infomations are;
1.YOUR FULL NAME;
4.HOUSE / OFFICE PHONE NOS
5.A COPY OF YOUR PICT FOR IDDENTIFICATION
Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail
to avoid any further delay and remember to pay them their Security Keeping
fee of $200.00 US Dollars for their immediate action.Do let me know immediately
you recieves your package.
MR WILLIAN PETER