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: From John Alozie esq <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 18:52:15 +0100
Subject: FROM BARRISTER JOHN ALOZIE CHAMBERS(esq)
I am a financial consultant based in COTE D IVOIRE.I have a client a widow she has USDM35,000,000(THIRTY FIVE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) with a private equity investment trust company 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. My client is interested in investing some part of her fund in your company, if your country's by laws allows foreign investment. Contact me.
Mr JOHN ALOZIE
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