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: FREDERIC MICHELLE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 02:35:35 +0100 (CET)
Subject: INVESTMENT OFFER
Royal Bank Of Scotland PLC
127-128 High Holborn, Holborn,
London, WC1V 6PQ
It is my pleasure to introduce my humble self to you. my name is Fred,
a banker with the Royal Bank Of Scotland PLC here in London. I am
writing to know if you can help one of my customers to make a good
investment in your country, first I would like you to send me good
investment opportunities,like; real estate, hotels, construction
e.t.c. after a careful study of such opportunity we will transfer to
your personal/companies account the total sum of USD 25MILLION as a
take off capital for a joint investment. We will have an agreement to
protect both parties in every transaction, therefore I would like you
to mention your commission for our consideration. Please call me on my
number above for discussion or fax me, you can also contact me through
Thanks for giving me your time.
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