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, 15 Aug 2006 09:01:23 -0800
Subject: JCI Limited
I got your address through the trade link:
My firm was taken off the JSE stock exchange last year
August, and i am currently faced with several legal suits
from the Revenue service.
I am seeking a reliable and trustworthy personality or
Company that can provide me a safe and secure account to
transfer some secret stock and finance of up to $24m as
investment until further notice.
Kindly consider this urgent and respond only if you are