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. Eddy Rafael" <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2006 15:33:13 -1200
Subject: From Eddy Rafael
Address: 3 Presley Way
Crownhill, Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire MK8 OES
Telephone ++44 7704624464
(RE: TRANSFER OF $85,000,000.00 (Eight five million united
I got your contact over the internet as a trustworthy and
reliable person.please pay attention and understand my
reason of contacting you today through this email. My name
is Mr. Eddy Rafael. I am the personal solicitor to a
foreigner, Late Mr. Morris Thompson. an American who
unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska
Airlines Flight 261, which crashed on January 31 2000.
You may read more about the crash on visiting this C.N.N
I desprately need your assistance to secure and move huge
sums of money left behind by my late client to the tune of
$85,000,000.00 (Eight five million united states dollars). I
will pay you 20% of the total sum for your cooperation in
this matter.I will give you more details,on your positive
response, also include in your reply and acknowledgement of
this mail your tel number so that we can disscuss in
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