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: "MR FISHER" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2005 12:28:31 +0000
I AM FISCHER BATIMORE THE AUDITOR TO OVERSEAS CREDIT COMMISSION LTD
PRIVATE COMPANY THAT OPERATE A FINANCIAL SECURITY, VAULT AND DIPLOMATIC
SERVICES , WHERE ONE MRS W .ARROWSMITH DEPOSITED A CASH OF $2.5 MILLION
SOME YEARS GO, AND ABANDONED THE DEPOSIT, WE HAVE TO INVESTIGATE AND
DISCOVERED THAT SHE WAS A VICTIM OF DR HAROLD SHIPMAN A UK SERIAL
FOR DETAIL CHECK THIS
WE HAVE TRIED TO LOCATE ANY OF HER RELATIVE TO CLAIM THE FUNDS BUT ALL
IN VAIN, I AND MY ASSISTANT HAVE THEREFORE DECIDED TO PRESENT YOU AS
NEXT OF KIN TO OUR LATE CLIENT BECAUSE THE COMPANY WILL CONFISICATE THE
FUNDS AS UNCLAIMED DEPOSIT IF NO BODY COMES UP FOR THIS FUNDS. WE HAVE
CONCLUDED ALL ARRANGMENT FOR YOU TO COME AND CLAIM THE FUNDS WITH OUT
TEARS AS WE WILL PROVIDE RELATIVE DOCUMENT THAT WILL LEGITIMISE YOU AS
IN A RETURN MAIL INDICATE YOUR DIRECT PHONE NUMBER SO THAT WE CAN TALK
PERRY WHITE .
ALTERNATIVE EMAIL ;email@example.com
INCASE YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT ME HERE IS MY CELL NUMBER