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: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 17:15:18 +0000
Subject: INVESTMENT CAPITAL INQUIRY
We are brokering an Investment deal in your country on behalf of a client of our firm.This deal will involve the eventual investment of USD 25 M.Twenty Five Million Dollars in your country.
We are by this letter offering you our partnership, so as to allow us have you as representative and manager of invested funds in your country.
Since we can not determine if this email is still functional and also your willingness we have kept this proposal brief.
If you are Intrested in this offer of partnership, please respond and give us your full contact details plus company profile, and in response we will send you an elaborate proposal and details of this offer.
Your expedient response will be appreciated.