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 BAMBANG SUHARTO <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 20:05:09 +0900 (JST)
Subject: LOOK FORWARD TO HEAR FROM YOU
MY NAME IS MR.BAMBANG SUHARTO ELDEST SON OF THE EX-PRESIDENT OF INDONESIA , GENERAL SUHARTO WHO DIED EARLY THIS YEAR. I DO HEREBY SOLICITE FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE, GET BACK TO ME FOR MORE INFORMATIONS.
LOOK FORWARD TO HEAR FROM YOU
- MR BAMBANG SUHARTO