Phishing scam letters, in short, are a notification from an online 'financial institution', requiring its clients to log into their accounts and verify or change their log-in details.
A fraudulent website is set up by offenders, which appears to be the website of the actual financial institution.
All scammers text is printed in Italics, and my comments are printed in bold and sometimes in square brackets [like this].
419 scammers are not nice people, they are thieves, liars, and generally very nasty, therefore you can expect some small use of adult language and themes when dealing with them here.
Based on mostly the same principles as the Nigerian 419 advance-fee fraud scam, this scam letter informs recipients that their e-mail addresses have been drawn in online lotteries and that they have won large sums of money.
Here the victims will also be required to pay substantial small amounts of money in order to have the winning money released, which never materializes.
Here is slowly expanding selection of email exchanges between myself, other fellow scambaiters and the bad guys A. However, all spelling and other errors have been left intact, mine included!
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