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: "Mrs.Centia Alicia.Sanchez" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 15:58:18 +0200
Your e-mail address was selected as winner of Euromillones Loteria Espa=F1a =
held on 8th March 2008. You have won the sum of (=80150, 000, 00) One =
Hundred and Fifty Thousand Euros Only) in cash credited to file with =
Reference number: ES/04678/SA. Winning Number (13 - 21 - 25 - 35 - 48) To =
file for your claim, please contact I.M.O.S Consultants S.L.
SEND REQUIRED INFORMATION BELOW TO YOUR CLAIM AGENT
I.M.O.S Consultants S.L
Dr. Douglas Farnandenz
Reply Email: Imoagent@yahoo.es
Tel: + 34 66-33-42-698
1. FULL NAMES: _______________________________
2. ADDRESS: __________________________________
3. SEX: _______________
4. AGE: ________
5. MARITAL STATUS: ___________________
6. OCCUPATION: _______________________
7. E-MAIL ADDRESS: ___________________
8. TELEPHONE NUMBER: ________________
9. WINNING NUMBER: _______________
10.REF NUMBER: ______________
11.AMOUNT WON: ______________________
Congratulations once again from all our staff.
Mrs. Centia Alicia. Sanchez