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: tubo taylor <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 13:21:56 +0100
Subject: From MissTubo Taylor, Please get back to me!!
I am Tubo Taylor, the daughter of the ousted President of Liberia Mr. Charles Ghankay Taylor who is currently facing trial in the International law court Hague.
I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. I wish to solicit your help to jointly invest in your good country secretly the money my father made from the sales of Diamond and Timber during his administration. This is because of the order issued by the present President of Liberia Dr Ellen Sirleaf to out rightly confiscate my fathers entire wealth including national and international bank accounts.
As soon as you make known to me your genuine intentions and solid assurance that you would help me, I shall give you all relevant information. Please it is very important you identify yourself with this code for free flow of information when you write me as it shall serve as our code throughout the deal (CGT2821948).
The issue of compensating you shall also be discussed one on one basis for all your assistance. Please accord this deal the confidentiality it deserves. Note: Please, kindly revert back to me with your urgent decision, because time is of essence so that we can make an immediate arrangement to have a face to face meeting in person and discuss in private all precautionary measures without exposing my identity, which is paramount in this business for my safety.
Please do not forget to include your contact details such as direct secured private telephone and fax number for subsequent communication.
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