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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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 19:45:19 +0100
I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting the fund transferred
under the cooperation of a new partner from paraguay. Presently i'm in Paraguay
for investment projects with my own share of the total sum. meanwhile,i
didn't forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in transferring
those funds despite that it failed us some how.
Now contact my secretary,his name is Mike Dibor and his email address is
: email@example.com ask him to send you the total $800.000.00 which
i kept for your compensation for all the past efforts and attempts to assist
me in this matter. I appreciated your efforts atthat time very much. so
feel free and get in touched with my secretary Mike Dibor and instruct him
where to send the amount to you.
Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share the
joy after all the sufferness at that time. In the moment, i am very busy
here because of the investment projects which me and the new partner are
having at hand. Finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction to the
secretary on your behalf to receive that money, so feel free to get in
touch with Mike Dibor and he will send the amount to you without any delay.
with best regards