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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Fraud email example:
From: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 10:06:12 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: My Dear friend,
My Dear friend,
I am Miss joy peter Robert, the only daughter of my late parents.I need your help to retrived the consignment that my late Father deposited with a security company and to transfer the consignment fund my father left for me in the security company before he diad.I want to invest the money in your country and continue my studies.the money is ($ 2.5 million) I will give you 20% of the Total money for your help. I assure you in the name of the almighty Lord and I will tell you more Once you get back to me and also send you my pictures and the documents of the consignment I am awaiting your reply Thank you,
Miss joy peter.
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