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: Ibrahim Lamorde <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 15:11:37 -0800 (PST)
Subject: ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION
ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION
WUSE ZONE TWO
ATTENTION: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN;
We are investigating into your transaction(s) here in NIGERIA, believed to had or involve either; some form of purchase of goods/services or lottery winnings or inheritance claim etc, and bring to book, your so-called business associates. If you happen to have fallen for any of the under listed circumstances via any of the aforementioned schemes, I strongly, urge you to contact us immediately for recovery of your lost monies.
i. Such constant demand for upfront payments from
your so-called associates to their PAs or Shipping agents.
ii. Fake cheques, Money orders and other forms of
payments devised by these con artists
iii. Remitting monies into specific banks they claim
to have accounts with.
It is in that view that; the President ordered this humble and reputable commission to swing into action, to help victims of these fraudsters to not only recover their loses, but also, catch these fraudsters. It is in that view that you should contact the coordinating officer in
charge to be guided accordingly.
CONTACT INFORMATION OF THE CO-ORDINATING OFFICER:
Mr. Robert Crago
Tel: +234 806 357 6754
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