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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Fraud email example:
From: "MR. WONG SHIU KI" <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 09:40:32 +0100
Dear Friend, I am Mr.Wong Shiu ki, an account officer with the
International bank of Taipei, Taiwan.I am requesting for your
partnership in re-profiling fund, I will give you the details when you reply
this mail, but in summary,the funds are coming via Bank Of Taipei
Taiwan. This DEAL is 100% risk free and legitimate, If you are intrested
to assist me, kindly provide me with your confidential telephone number and I
will provide further details and instructions. Thanks for your time and
patience. Regards,Mr.Wong-Shiu ki.REPLY TO:WONGSHIU001@GMAIL.COM
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