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: George Uga <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2007 03:27:19 +0000
Subject: Good News
Compliments of the season and God's blessings from Barrister ASHA YACINE . I am the Barrister who contacted you long ago, I am very happy to inform you about my success in getting that fund transferred, Now I want you to contact my secretary in Benin Republic with your information below:
NAME: JERRY EZEORAEMAIL: email@example.com PHONE: +229-941-804-674
Call him immediately with His above direct phone.Ask him to send you the total sum of (800,000.00) Eight Hundred and Thousand usd Cashier's Cheque, which I kept for your compensation contact my secretary on thisEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours faithfully.ASHA YACINE.
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