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: "Dave Yorke" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 13:38:19 +0100
Greetings from Dave Yorke,
I am Dr. Dave Yorke, Group Accountant (R.B.T.T) However, I have already sent
you this same letter by post one month ago, but I am not sure if it did get
to you since I have not heard from you, hence my resending it again.
I discovered a dormant account in my office, as Group Accountant with
Republic Bank of Trinidad and Tobago. It will be in my interest to transfer
this fund worth $28.5M Dollars (Twenty Eight Million Five hundred thousand
Dollars) in an account offshore. Can you be my partner?
Regards and respect,