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: "Mrs. Mariam S Abubakar" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 12:16:03 +0900 (JST)
Subject: YOUR SINCERE & URGENT ASSISTANCES IS NEEDED PLS
I am Mrs.Mariam S. Abubakar. Wife of late Dr. Ibrahim S. Abubakar ,a politician and cocoa businessman who was assasinated in Novermber 2003 following a political crisis here in my country,for urgent reason i want to transfer some money into your account,please do reply for the details.
- Mrs. Mariam S Abubakar