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: "FROM THE DESK OF Mr.Song Li Le." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2008 13:06:42 -0700
FROM THE DESK OF Mr.Song Li Le.
I am Mr.Song Li Le, a director of operations at United Oversea Bank Ltd.
I have a business proposal to make to you, with regards to certain amount of
money,running into millions in US.
Please get back to me via email,if you are intrested.
Mr.Song Li Le.
United Oversea Bank Hong Kong.
Central Branch G/F,
SBI Centre 54-58
Des Voeux Road Central