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: "lchintp" <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 22:40:05 -0600
Subject: Re: Our Ref: FGN /SNT/STB
OFFICE OF THE SENATE HOUSE
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT
Our Ref: FGN /SNT/STB
THIS IS TO OFFICIALLY INFORM YOU THAT WE HAVE VERIFIED YOUR INHERITANCE FILE
AND FOUND OUT THAT
WHY YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR PAYMENT IS BECAUSE
YOU HAVE NOT FULFILLED THE OBLIGATIONS GIVEN TO YOU IN RESPECT OF YOUR
CONTRACT PAYMENT. SO IF
YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE YOUR FUND THIS WAY DO CONTACT THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY
CARD PAYMENT CENTER MR CHARLES BROWN ON HIS EMAIL.ADDRESS:
AND ALSO SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
1. YOUR FULL NAME
2. PHONE AND FAX NUMBER
3. HOME ADDRESS
4. YOUR AGE AND CURRENT OCCUPATION
THE ATM CARD PAYMENT CENTER HAS BEEN MANDATED TO ISSUE OUT USD 6.8MILLION AS
PART PAYMENT FOR
THIS FISCAL YEAR 2009.
NOTE: THAT BECAUSE OF IMPOSTORS, WE HEREBY ISSUED YOU OUR CODE OF
CONDUCT,WHICH IS (ATM-822) SO
YOU HAVE TO INDICATE THIS CODE WHEN CONTACTING THE CARD CENTER BY USING IT
AS YOUR SUBJECT.
MR DAVID MARK.