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: Grace Robert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 15:30:11 +0000
Subject: I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE
YOUR KIND ATTENTION!
I AM GRACE ROBERT FROM ZIMBABWE.I AM WRITING TO SEEK YOUR HIGHLY ESTEEMED HELP/CONSENT IN A LASTING BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP OF MUTUAL BENEFIT, INVOLVING $16 MILLION USD FOR INVESTMENT IN YOUR COMPANY/COUNTRY UNDER A JOINT VENTURE PARTNERSHIP.
FOR DETAILS OF THE TRANSACTION AND SOURCE OF FUND,REPLY FOR MORE INFORMATION.
WAITING FOR YOUR EARLIEST RESPONSE.