419 Law Enforcement Agency Scam
PLEASE NOTE: The persons, companies or organisations mentioned in the example(s) below are not responsible for these e-mail scams. Organisations and individuals, pretending to act on behalf of these institutions/persons, initiate these scams and abuse the reputable names of these well-known institutions/persons, to add a false sense of security to these fraudulent e-mails. Also note that some scammers act on behalf of certain organisations that do not even exist.
Date: 22 March 2007
From: L V <[DELETED]@shaw.ca>
Reply To: <[DELETED]@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: DISBURSEMENT OF LOST FUND.
UNITED KINGDOM OFFICE:
DISBURSEMENT OF LOST FUND.
We the entire Members of the LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY which to Draw the attention of everyone,most especially the citizens of the united states of America and Canada, that was engaged in false Business and Transactions with some group of FRAUDSTERS outside the Country.
We want to use this Medium in notifying you that we have caught some group of FRAUDSTERS and we have also recovered some Millions of Pounds Sterlings from them.
The Money recovered from these group of FRAUDSTERS will be DISBURSE to victims that were in anytime engaged in FALSE Business or Transactions and False Lottery Notification.The Money will be sent through CHEQUE to your Residential Homes.
You are to send us your Personnal Details:NAME, AMOUNT LOST IN FALSE BUSINESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER, ADDRESS, COUNTRY $ STATE via email [DELETED]@yahoo.co.uk
NOTE:You are not going to spend any Money till the Cheque is being Issued to you.
We find it hard to believe that anyone can take a ridiculous e-mail like this serious. Who will trust a "LAW ENFORCEMENT ANGENCY" having problems to spell the word "Personal" properly? Which victim will fall for such a scam after being robbed from his/her hard earned cash? These scammers are desperate to find a desperate victim, willing to waste more money in the hopes of recovering his/her stolen money. Hopefully a victim would have learned by now not to trust a total stranger sending you e-mails with empty promises like this. You have to be out of your mind to send a total stranger more money in an attempt to recover your stolen money. Out of a logical point of view this seems like wishful thinking by the scammers, but in reality, people still fall for their devious schemes.