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:
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 23:26:29 -0400
Subject: Representation / Enquiry
I am Mr.Michael Campbell,we are a group of business men who deal on import and export raw materials into the canada,america AND europe.
We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a
medium of getting to our costumers in the canada, america AND europe as well as making payments through you to us.Please if you are interested in transacting business with us we will be very glad.
Please contact us 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 in canada,america
and europe,email via (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MIDAS GROUP INT'L
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