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: RICHARD SAROLEE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 00:54:23 +0900 (JST)
Subject: $40.5 MILLION DOLLARS INVESTMENT IN YOUR COUNTRY
I am Richard Sarolee a victim from liberia the war zone I was a member of the former cabinet during the tenure of the president Charles Taylor at the office am rigth now on political asaluym in london I need your urgent assist in an investment in your country contact me for more details
- RICHARD SAROLEE