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: thomas nana <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 18:08:40 +0000
Subject: From:Mr Thomas Nana
From:Mr Thomas Nana.Abidjan Côte D'Ivoire.West Africa. Greetings of the day to you, although you may be skeptical receiving this email as we have not met before, I am Mr. Thomas Nana I work with one of the leading bank here in Abidjan Côte D'Ivoire, nevertheless I have a business proposition involving the sum of $7,850,000.00usd in my bank which I know we will be of mutual benefit to both of us, and I believe we can handle together, once we have a common understanding and mutual cooperation in the execution of the modalities. Should you be interested, please forward the following to me: 1.Full names,2.Occupation,3.Private phone number,4.Current residential address.Via this email.Your earliest response to this mail will be highly appreciated. Regards.Thomas Nana.
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