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: paul george <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 05:57:13 +0200
Subject: From Paul George
From Paul GeorgeHello ,It is a pleasure meeting you at last for i have waited for this golden moment.I am Paul Georgemanager in one of the prime bank in southafrica.Six months ago ,mylate customer died in a fatal accident and was buriedat the statecemetry.My late customer (Sir Michael Mcguigan ) hasan account with a credit balance of twenty six million dollars($26,000,000:00),which has been dormant for avery long time.All efforts to contactthe named beneficiary to late Sir Mcguigan 'sestate,with thesupplied information proved futile.My good friend ,amcontacting you because i want you to claim this money with me. i have thenecessary information and documents that would enableus this claim.Pleasekindly send me your urgent reply to enable me knowwhich other stepto take towards the claim of this money.Regards,Paul George
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