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: Barry Tootell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Your Reply...
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 02:14:38 -0700 (PDT) (05:14 EDT)
name is Barry Tootell. I am the chief Financial Officer at the
Co-operative Bank United Kingdom. My contacting you is based on a
secret discovery of the sum of £28.250.390.00 (Twenty Eight Million,
Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand,Three Hundred and Ninety Pounds
Sterling) only, in a secret foreign account.
It will be
in my interest to work and finish this transaction with you. If you can
be a collaborator to this transaction, please indicate your positive
interest immediately for us to proceed if not please ignore. Remember
this is absolutely confidential because my Bank does not know about it.
Chief Financial Officer,
[ 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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