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: jim hassan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 17:01:16 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Time for judgement Cathy!!!
The whole members of the black power movement have taken a decision against your inaction by refusing to link me with my special brother and partner VICTIMNAME VICTIMNAME.
we have concluded in the meeting that this will be the last correspondence with you and unless you link me with my Brother VICTIMNAME for his own good,you will be sanctioned out of office by the grand African council who put you there.
Send me the present contact of my brother VICTIMNAME immediately after going through this mail and everything will be o.k with you again.you are hereby given the last warning to coperate as a good African sister or face the wrath of the great olodumare of Africa..
Your African Brother,