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:
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 03:59:45 +0900 (JST)
Subject: Message From: Miss. Mabel Ovis!!
I am Miss. Mabel Ovis from Cote D'Ivoire please permit me to introduce to you a business proposal i have in mind to do with you because after seeing your profile i feel that you are the right person to do this business with.
All i need from you is to receive my funds with your personal account there in your country. this fund was deposited by my late father in a bank here Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire for security purpose before his death and this money is the total sum of 13.750million us dollars.
I will like to invest this fund on trasporting business and also three star hotel please be my partner as i have made up my mind to compasate you with the total sum of 15 Percent of the whole sum.
Ps.....respond back for full details
Miss. Mabel Ovis
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