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 ablake <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 22:24:19 +0900 (JST)
Subject: SWIFT CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
ATTN:- BENEFICIARY, It was Resolved and Agreed that your
inheritance/Contract Funds would be released on a special method of
payment which tag Name Reads "SWIFT CREDIT CARD, SEND YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, NEXT OF KIN.PHONE
AND FAX NUMBER TO CLAIM YOUR FUNDS. MR.A.BLAKE
- mr ablake