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: =?us-ascii?Q?=20?= <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 01:43:04 +0200 (CEST)
FROM JUDE ANTHONY
ABIDJAN COTE D`IVOIRE
I know my message will come to you as a surprise. I am 20 and My younger sister is 18 years we are from sierra leone but residing in Ivory Coast in Africa. It is our desire to contact you on honesty and sincerity to assist us in transferring the sum of US$25.000.000 (TWENTY FIVE MILLION,UNITED STATES DOLLARS).inherited from my father late to your country for investment. we are motivated in contacting you and hope to gradually build trust, relationship and confidence in you as we get to know you better.So please we want to know if you will be of assistance but first we want to get to know you better. we are willing to offer you 20% of the total sum for your assistance for your effort input after the successful transfer of this money and investment. Indicate your interest towards assisting me by sending your phone number and address so that we can communicate with you at any time. we will be waiting for your response.
Jude And LIlian