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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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: "jeff obio" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 09 May 2006 07:51:22 +0000
Subject: Certificate of Deposit and More Explanation
Find attached copy of the Certificate of deposit of the Fund again. I do not
know how much it will cost you to call me but that does not matter it is a
business you will profit from at the end therefore you should not be
bothered about how much it will cost you.
Any expenses you made in this transaction or for this transaction or in the
course of this transaction, you should keep the record as I am keeping my
because we shall reimburse each party from the fund after it has been
transferred into your account before sharing according to the sharing ration
we have agreed.
You can scan copy of your international passport or driver's licence as your
id and send it through email as an attachment to me.
This is what is involved and I have told you more in the last mail before
Mr. Jeff Obio