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: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 09:41:24 +0100 (MET)
Subject: YOUR KIND ATTENTION, PLEASE.
I AM MRS. SUZANNE JAJAR, AND MY ONLY SON IS DAVID. WE ARE FROM FREE-TOWN, SIERRA-LEONE.
AS YOU MAY BE AWARE, OUR COUNTRY SIERRA-LEONE IS JUST RECOVERING FROM OVER TEN YEARS BLOODY CIVIL WAR. WHICH LEFT IT DEVASTATED AND COMPLETELY RUINED.
SO WE CONTACT YOU TO SEEK YOUR INTEREST AND COOPERATION AS OUR FOREIGN BUSINESS PARTNER. TO INVEST OUR FAMILY INHERITANCE FUNDS TOTALING US$18M IN YOUR COUNTRY. AS A JOINT VENTURE PARTNERSHIP BUSINESS BETWEEN YOU AND US.
OR YOU ASSIST US SECURE OUR FUNDS IN YOUR COUNTRY. THEN YOU WOULD BE ENTITLED TO SOME PERCENTAGE REWARDS.
WE INHERITED THE FUNDS US$18M FROM MY LATE HUSBAND, CHIEF (DR.) JOHNSON JAJAR, A FORMER CABINET MINISTER WHO WAS KILLED IN THE CIVIL WAR IN OUR COUNTRY.
I HOPE THIS BUSINESS WOULD INTEREST YOU, THEN REPLY, OR CALL ME IMMEDIATELY ON: +233-24-4068840 FOR MORE DETAILS OF THE TRANSACTION.
YOU CAN ALSO REPLY THROUGH MY SON DAVID'S EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR URGENT REPLY.
MRS. SUZANNE JAJAR.
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