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: Ambassador Babagana Kingibe
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2008 13:06:49 +0900 (JST)
Subject: PRESIDENTIAL COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENTS
The Nigerian government Resolved that your Heritance/contract Fund would be released on a special method of payment which tag Name Reads SWIFT CREDIT CARD.you are now charged to send your name and address,phone number, next of kin and your occupation to claim your funds.
- Ambassador Babagana Kingibe