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: john wetego <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 05:13:12 -0400
INVESTMENTDear Sirit's my pleasure to acquaint you with this proposal for a financial andbusiness assistance.I know my message will come to you as a surprise.Don'tworry I was totally convinced to write you in reference to the transferofUSD$11.5M to your account for onward investment ( Hotel industries andestate building management) in your country.Please,if you are interested,Email me so that I can give you moreinformation. reply me urgently with this email:(email@example.com)Remain bless while expecting your prompt co-operation.Regard's,MR. JOHN WETEGO
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