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: "Mr Martins Gomez" <firstname.lastname@example.org> (may be fake)
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 14:01:57 +0800
Subject: Re Good Day,
I am Mr Martins Gomez, I want to know if you can allow me invest my money in your company as your partner.
I have been into real estate business for many years until my recent retirement following my doctor's advice for
me to avoid any form of stress because of my failing health.
please tell me, can you invest my money for me? if you agree, we shall both share the total annual profit.
I am contacting you for this Because I do not want any of my family member to be aware of this, I therefore
demand you treat this very confidential.
I will give you details of the funds and the transfer as soon as I receive your response.
Please reply to this email through:email@example.com
Mr Martins Gomez