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: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 03:51:26 +0100
Attention My Dear
I have Paid for the delivery fee for your Cheque Draft.but the manager of
Financial Trust Bank Plc Benin told me that before the check will get to
you that it will expire.So i told him to cash $950,000.00 all the necessary
arrangement of delivering the $950,000.00 in cash was made with SHALOM COURIER
Below is the needed information to enable them deliver your fund to you
immediately. the only fee you have to pay them is $95 usd that they will
use to obtain insurance certificate and claims of affadvite that will prove
that the parcel that consist total sum of $950.000.00 belong to you be rest
assure that all other fees have been paid by me.
SHALOM COURIER COMPANY DIRECTOR
EMAIL ============== firstname.lastname@example.org
1.YOUR FULL NAME
2.YOUR HOME ADDRESS.
3.YOUR CURRENT HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER.
4.YOUR CURRENT OFFICE TELEPHONE.
5.A COPY OF YOUR PICTURE
6.COMPANY REGISTRATION NO EG58945
7.CODE NMBER 0140479
Thanks and Remain Blessed.
SECRETARY LEVIS FRANKJIM.