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 Smith Larry <email@example.com> (may be fake)
Date: 4 Nov 2005 16:49:37 +0800
I am Mr. larry Smith we are a group of business men who
Deal on raw materials and export into Europe/America.
We are Searching for a representatives who can help
us establish A medium of getting to our clients in
America/Europe as well as making
payments through you to us.
Subject to your Satisfaction you will be given 10% out
of the total sum of every payment made to you from our
If you are interested in transacting business with us,
We will be very
There will be no financial obligation required From
you in this transactin.
Please if you are interested forward to us your
your full contact addresses.
I await your urgent response.
Mr. larry Smith
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