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: jean yves menthenon <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 11:58:39 +0100 (CET)
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS! PLEASE CONFIRM
MOTTO: FIGHTING POVERTY ROUND THE WORLD
Very dear Sir/Madam,
At the time of the expansion of its activities, the financing and loan society of project SNC FINANCES in collaboration with MICROSOFT ONLINE, organized a tombola which was held in SOUTH AFRICA concerning all people residing in west africa and all the people alive out of the west africa having one limps electronic.
The first price is a villa of 100000 Euro located at Riviéra Golf .
The second price, the sum of 50000 Euros,
the 3rd price is rising of 25000 Euros,
the 4th price is rising of 15000 Euros,
the 5th price is rising of 10000 Euros.
All the participants for the version on line were randomly selected on Web sites with the system of attraction data-processing and extracted the addresses of more than 100,000 emails of unions, associations and body of company were enumerated on line. And each email was attached to a number of tichet in order to be able to identify the gaining emails once finished pulling.
Your email was attached to the number of G276017-487 ticket.
With the exit of this tombola, you were car in the second place thus the happy bénéficaire of the sum of 50000 Euros.Vos numbers of chance are:
If you received this message then you summers the person corresponding to the drawn electronic address with the fate and who makes you to it happy recipient of the 50000 Euros
We let us request you to address a message of confirmation mentioning your number of code which is the UK/919347/749-0 with the usher who had to supervise the operation in order to set in motion the procedure in order to enter in possession of your profit, with the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For reasons of safety we ask you to keep a confidentiality absolute around this message bus of the people other than gaining them us sending of the messages being made pass like this.
This communication is confidential in MICROSOFT ONLINE made at the request of the loan society and of financing of projects SNC FINANCES within the framework of the expansion of its activities, and is intended only for the use of the individual or the organization to which it is sent.
Mrs. NEILLY NELSON Mrs. Caro Smith
NOVEMBER 2007 WINNERSAWARDS
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