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: david ouattara <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 16:31:10 +0000
Good Day, Please, I want to introduce myself and this business opportunity to you. My name is Mr David Ouattara, a bank accountant; I wish to know if we can work together. I would like you to stand as the next of kin to my deceased customer who made a deposit of sixteen million five hundred thousand dollars (US$ 16.5 Million) with our bank. Mr Collins W.Arnold, his wife, and their three children were involved in the ill fated plane crash of the Kenya Airways Flight which took place at the coasts of Abidjan in which all passengers on board died.
He died without any registered next of kin and as such the funds now have an open beneficiary mandate.
If you are interested please do let me know so that I can give you comprehensive details on what we are to do, so that the proceeds of this account valued at (US$16.5 million) will be paid to you and then you and I will share the fund.
I urgently hope to get your response as soon as possible.
ThanksMr David Ouattara
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