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: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 19:42:19 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: CONSIDER THIS PROPOSITION.
Dr. Bisi Oloye
18 cowrie house
Marina - Lagos
How are you today and business in your country? I am
Dr.Bisi Oloye, member Federal Government of Nigeria
Contracts Review Panel (CRP). Though constrained by
inadequate information about you.
Actually i have a very urgent and confidential
business proposal for you.
Please get back to me as soon as possible so that i
will be able to send the full details of the proposal to
Dr Bisi Oloye
NOTE: Please send your urgent reply via my
confidential email addresss:firstname.lastname@example.org,
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