This is just one type of the thousands
of scam e-mail variants
sent out each day by 419 scammers. If you've received an e-mail even
remotely similar to the scam published here or if you have
arrived at this page via an internet search resulting from an e-mail
that you received, YOU
HAVE RECEIVED A SCAM E-MAIL!
This is an internet
scam! DO NOT
send these scammers money for any reason.
[ BEGIN SCAM E-MAIL ]
From: Robert Hornsby <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: THIS IS FOR YOUR ATTENTION
Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2009 15:17:02 -0700 (PDT) (18:17 EDT)
wish to notify you again that you were listed as a beneficiary to the
total sum of Twelve Million Five Hundred thousand British pounds in the
codicil and last testament of the deceased. (Name now withheld since
this is our second letter to you).I am contacting you because you bear
the surname identity and therefore I can present you as the beneficiary
to the inheritance.
I therefore reckoned that you can receive
these funds as you are qualified by your name identity. All the legal
papers that will be used to process the payment will be handled by me,
in your acceptance to co-operate with me on this deal. Kindly forward
to me your letter of acceptance; your current telephone and fax numbers
and a forwarding address to enable me file in necessary documents at
our high court probate division for the release of this sum of money to
Please contact me via my private email:email@example.com, so we can get this done immediately.
[ END SCAM E-MAIL ]
It's important to note that
any real people and / or legitimate
organizations whose actual names or other details appear in
these scam e-mails have absolutely no
with this scam!
Scammers never use their real
They frequently take on the identity of real people to help make themselves and their scam appear legitimate.
This is just a small sampling of the
many hundreds of advance fee fraud e-mails received each day here at
headquarters. It is 100% pure B.S. Purity Guaranteed!
There are many different types of 419 scam (examples)
but they all promise you something (fortune, job with salary /
low-interest loan, lottery prize,
bargain gold dust / diamonds,
work visa, etc.) in return
for a small 'fee' or some kind of remittance. Of course, there is no
fortune, no job, no loan, no prize to be had. It's just a ploy to get
willingly send them money.
If you receive one of these scam mails, simply delete it as you would any other spam mails.
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