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: boka coulibally <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2008 03:44:05 +0900 (JST)
You will be required to.
(1) Assist in the transfer of the said funds
(2) Advise on lucrative areas for investment
(3) Assist us in purchase of properties or Profitable Business
If you decide to render your service to us in this regard, 20% of the total sum of USD$ 11.5m will be for you.
Thank you and God bless as I awaits in anticipation of your fullest co-operation.
Mr Boka Coulibaly.
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