Spam and Attempted Fraud
Due to the vast amount of fraudulent requests and
spam we get, we've broken the messages down into different
Some clues as to the most common types of scam emai.
- Pretty much anything from Africa, especially
Nigeria, Uganda and Sierra Leon is fraudulent.
- Many messages claiming to be from Singapore
are, in fact, from Indonesia. Where Singapore is
generally regarded as a safe place to do business,
Indonesia appears to be riddled with fraud.
- Look out for ridiculous names, chronic mis-spelling
or a clear lack of understanding of the products.
- If in doubt, check out the source IP of the
mail message. SpamCop
has a good page how to reveal all the information
in your mail headers.. look for the earliest mentioned
IP address and feed it into a lookup service like
to get more information. This technique requires
some practice, but will often reveal that the email
from "London" or "New York"
actually comes from Lagos.