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: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 14:04:39 +0100 (MET)
Subject: SCAMMED VICTIM/REF/ PAYMENTS CODE:06654
SCAMMED VICTIM/REF/ PAYMENTS CODE:06654
SCAMMED VICTIM/$1,000,000.00 BENEFICIARIES.REF/PAYMENTS CODE:06654 $1,000,000.00.
STANDARDTRUSTBANK/UNITED NATIONS 2006 SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATIONS PAYMENTS.
This is to bring to your notice that I am delegated from the United Nations To Central Bank to pay 150 scam victims $1,000,000.00 (ONE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLAR) each.
You are listed and approved for this payment as one of the scammed victims to be paid this amount, get back to as soon as possible for the immediate payments of your $1,000,000.00 compensations funds.
On this faithful recommendations,we want you to know that during the last U.N. meetings held at Abuja, Nigeria, it was alarmed so much by the world in the meetings on the lose of funds by various individuals to the Nigerian scams artists operating in syndicates all over the world today. In other to compensate victims, the U.N Body in conjunction with the Nigerian Government is now paying 150 victims of this operators $1,000,000.00 each in accordance with the U.N. recommendations.
Due to the corrupt and inefficient Banking Systems in Nigeria, the payments are to be supervised by the United Nations'Officials and the Central Bank Nigeria as the corresponding paying bank is STANDARD TRUST BANK.
According to the number of applicants at hand, 114 Beneficiaries has been paid, half of the victims are from the United States, we still have more 36 left to be paid the compensations of $1,000,000.00 each.
Your particulars was mentioned by one of the Syndicates who was arrested as one of their victims of the operations, you are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message to him for any reason what so ever as the U.S. secret service is already on trace of the other criminals. So keep it secret till they are all apprehended.
Other victims who have not been contacted can submit their application as well for scrutiny and possible consideration.
You can receive your compensations payments via any of this options you Choose, DRAFT/CHEQUE PAYMENTS or ATM CARD PAYMENT. I shall feed you with further modalities as soon as I hear from you.
Rev. Tom West,
De-facto Chief Compensation Officer,
EFCC And United Nations Compensation Committee,
(United nations Anti-fraud Committee.
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