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: hagan egyir <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 23:21:26 +0000
Subject: how ar you
Good day sir.
Can you please email me the other bus
I am arranging to come over to your country for an investment. I am much interested in a straight developments, buying land, improving it (getting permits and zoning for building), and building.
iness plans you can put together? I would like to read the prospectus to consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing.
However, I am afraid of bringing in a large sum of money to your country. I am in need of your response to this arrangement to enable me find out the situation in your country regarding the limit of money someone is allowed to bring into the country without question.
Please get back to me ASAP.
Alternative email address:email@example.com
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