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: Mba Davies <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 12:10:23 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: URGENT INFORMATION
Dear Reverend Isaac Beytah,
I was informe by Barrister Ahmed to contact you as regards the cleaning chemical,
We have them right away and the prices are as follows:
1. One liter is US$10,000
2. Two liters is USD$15,000
Let me know the quatity you want so that we can conclude this deal and I will ship the chemicals through fedex urgently.
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