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: okafor celestineprosper <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 22:01:28 +0100 (BST)
Subject: BE MY PENPAL!!
with warm heart I use this opportunity to offer my pen-pal friendship to you.However,Iam bro okafor celestine prosper,a christian,single youngman black in complexion, 1.68m tall, residing in abidjan ivory coast.Finally I am looking forward to receiving your reply. thank and GOD bless you exceedingly.
okafor celestine prosper.
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