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: email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 14:42:19 +0000
Subject: GOOD DAY[CODE NO: AM-001].
I sincerely hope that this letter will not come to you as a surprise or an
embarrassment since we neither knew each other before nor had any neither
previous correspondence nor contact. Let me start by introducing myself. I am
Mr.Joseph C.Y Poon, Director of Operations of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd, Sai Wan
Ho Branch, Hong Kong.
I have an obscured business suggestion for you.
Should you be further interested, I would prefer you to reach me on the email
address below:(email@example.com) and finally after that I shall
provide you with more details of this business proposal.