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:
From: " SONG LILE" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 20:07:32 +0800
Subject: BUSINESS TRANSACTION
My name is Mr. Song Lile, I am the credit officer
in Hang Seng Bank, Hong Kong. I have a business
proposal in the tune of $19.5m to be transferred
to an offshore account with your assistance.
After the successful transfer, we shall share in
ratio of 30% for you and 70% for me. Should you be
interested, please respond to my letter immediately,
so we can commence all arrangements and I will give
you more information on the project and how we would
handle it. Please treat this business with utmost
You can contact me on my private email:
and send me the following information for
(2)private phone number:
(3)current residential address:
(5)Age and Sex:
I look forward to hearing from you.
Mr. Song Lile.