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: daniel west <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2007 03:44:58 +0100
Subject: Dear Sir/Madam
I am a financial consultant based in Republic of Benin.Its give me the responsibility and keen interest in contacting you.I have a client (a widow) who is one of the wives of One of the late Muslim Million casualties who lost their lives in the plane crash that happened in Abuja Nigeria,late Ibrahim Muhammadu,sultan of Sokoto.She has fund with a private equity investment trust Finance House here in Benin Republic for safe keeping only. She wishes to invest in a stable economy. Her interest is in companies with potentials for rapid growth in long terms.See Details on;
My client is interested in investing part of her fund under your advise, if yourcountry laws allows foreign investment.We are looking forward to your urgent response with your contact details to (email@example.com)
Yours faithfully,Mr.Daniel WestPrincipal Consultant
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