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: "dom john" <email@example.com>
Date: 2 Sep 2008 17:30:38 -0000
Subject: I want you to contact my secretary
my dear friend,
I am very happy to inform you about my success in getting that fund.
Now,I want you to contact my secretary on the information below:Name:Mrjide gabriel,Ask him to send to you the total sum of(USD$1.5Million) in a Cashier Cheque, which I kept for your compensation.
So contact him immediately on his e-mail:(firstname.lastname@example.org) and send him the
below information to enable him deliver your cashier cheque to you.
YOUR BEST REGARD