fighting spam and scams on the Internet
Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.
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Fraud email example:
From: brimooil_gas <firstname.lastname@example.org> (may be fake)
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 16:27:23 +0200
Subject: Brimo oil & gas agent required
I am Dr Eddy Obasrki,we are a group of business men
who deal on raw materials and export into
We are searching for representatives who can help us
a medium of getting to our clients in America/Europe
as well as
making payments through you to us.If you are
interested in transacting
business with us we will be very glad.There will be no
required from you in this transaction.
Please contact us via email:
email@example.com for more
information. Subject to your satisfaction you will be
given the opportunity to
negotiate your mode of which we will pay for your
services as our representative
Please if you are interested forward to us your
phone/fax number and
your full contact addresses.
Dr Eddy Obaseki
BRIMO OIL & GAS LTD
Mail sent from WebMail service - http://www.plafcti.caspol.pl
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