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: "joshua nkosi" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 07:47:56 +0200
Subject: Regards from Mr. Joshua Nkosi
I am a staff of one of the leading banks in South Africa I am writing
asking for your indulgence in re-profiling funds, which we want to keep
under your supervision.
The Funds totaling ($14,700,000) I am only contacting you as a foreigner
because this fund
cannot be approved to a local Bank here, because the funds are in US
Dollars. The owner of this accountis Mr. Morris Thompson an American, and he
died since 2000 in an
air crash along with his wife & Daughter on 31/01/2000 in an Alaska
Airlines Flight 261 with other passengers on board. You can confirm from
this website http://www.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/
Please, I am proposing 30% for you for your assistance while my
colleagues and I 60% and 10% for earmarked for purposes of taxation in your
country and mine. Please if you are interested kindly send your full names,
telephone/fax numbers to me for further details.
And I will send you all the detailed infomations and documents that you will
to process an application for the claims of the funds.
Mr. Joshua Nkosi.
NB:YOU CAN REACH ME ON MY PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS:email@example.com
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