|What should I do if
I receive a Nigerian 419 email?
There are 3 ways you can react:
- Ignore it. Delete the email and forget all about it.
- Report it. Find the domain name in the emailaddress, for
example xcvmail.com. Inform the fraud protection team by copying the
email message and its header
information into a new email addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org (Note
1). The header is very important for locating where the email was sent from.
- Answer it. Have some fun as I have had,
but realize that you are dealing with criminals. NEVER give them any
personal details, and NEVER send them any money. Read about scambaiting
first by following the links on my linkspage.
If you want to send a short answer, see my suggested