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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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 18:56:11 +0200
I have Paid for the delivery fee for your Cheque Draft.but
the manager of Financial Trust Bank Plc Benin told me
that before the check will get to you that it will expire.So
i told him to cash $950,000.00 all the necessary
arrangement of delivering the $950,000.00 in cash was made
with SHALOM COURIER COMPANY
Below is the needed information to enable them deliver your
fund to you immediately. the only fee you have to
pay them is $95 usd that they will use to obtain insurance
certificate and claims of affadvite that will prove that
the parcel that consist total sum of $950.000.00 belong to
you be rest assure that all other fees have been paid
SHALOM COURIER COMPANY DIRECTOR
1.YOUR FULL NAME__________________________________
2.YOUR HOME ADDRESS_______________________________
3.YOUR CURRENT HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER_______________
4.YOUR CURRENT OFFICE TELEPHONE____________________
5.A COPY OF YOUR PICTURE__________________________
Thanks and Remain Blessed.
CONTACT SHALOM COURIER COMPANY FOR YOUR PACKAGE