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: adadu adadu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 18:41:38 +0000
Subject: Re: Investment enquiry
Best compliments of the season. I have a good client who wants to invest overseas in your country with about US$12.5M. My client is a retired General in the Liberian army and he needs protection for his investment with immediate plan of relocating and settling down abroad.
If you can handle such a huge sum of investment please get back to me as soon as possible to
discuss, for example the investment plan and agreement procedure.
Kindly reply with your business profile to enable us advises our client accordingly. Your telephone/fax contacts are also important for easy communication.
Adadu .A Sannoh