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:
From: j_ kwame006 <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 06:09:07 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: my respond
DEAR FRIEND ,
MY NAME IS MR.JAMES KWAME,I AM THE MANAGER,INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK OF GHANA LTD,ASWAN BRANCH IN ACCRA GHANA.I WRITE YOU THIS PROPOSAL IN GOOD FAITH.
I AM 42 YEARS OLD MARRIED WITH TWO KIDS.I HAVE PACKAGED A FINANCIAL TRANSACTION THAT WILL BENEFIT YOU AND I,AS THE BRANCH MANAGER OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK OF GHANA, IT IS MY DUTY TO SEND IN A FINANCIAL REPORT TO MY HEAD OFFICE IN ACCRA AT THE END OF EACH BUSINESS YEAR.
ON THE COURSE OF THE LAST YEAR BUSINESS REPORT,I DISCOVERED
THAT MY BRANCH IN WHICH I AM THE MANAGER MADE U.S.$11.5000,000.00(ELEVEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUASAND DOLLARS). WHICH MY HEAD OFFICE IS NOT
AWARE OF AND WILL NEVER BE. I HAVE PLACED THIS FUNDS ON WHAT WE
CALL ESCROW CALL ACCOUNT WITH NO BENEFICIARY.
AS AN OFFICER OF THIS BANK I CANNOT BE DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO THIS
MONEY, SO MY AIM OF CONTACTING YOU IS TO ASSIST ME RECEIVE THIS
MONEY IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT AND GET 30% OF THE TOTAL FUNDS AS
COMMISSION.THERE IS PRACTICALLY NO RISKS INVOLVED.IT WILL BE A
BANK TO BANK TRANSFER.
ALL I NEED FROM YOU IS TO STAND CLAIM AS THE ORIGINAL DEPOSITOR OF
THIS FUNDS WHO MADE THE DEPOSIT WITH MY BRANCH SO THAT MY HEAD
OFFICE CAN ORDER THE TRANSFER TO YOUR DESIGNATED BANK ACCOUNT.
IF YOU ACCEPT TO WORK WITH ME I WILL APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH.
YOU CAN REACH ME ON MY EMAIL AS APPEARED ON THIS MAIL IF YOU THINK WE CAN WORK TOGETHER SO THAT WE CAN GO OVER THE DETAILS. I WILL
PROVIDE MY PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS ON YOUR REQUEST.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE AND MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
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