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: Barrister Godwin Eze <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 04:08:59 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: CONTACT MY SECRETARY
I have a new email address!You can now email me at: email@example.com
- Dear Friend,please accept my apology for not contacting you earlier before now due to my tight schedules. I did not forgot your past effort and attempts to assist me, now I\'m happy to inform you that I have succeeded in getting those funds transferred under the cooperation of a new partner from Japan .Meanwhile, I did not forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in that process despite that it failed us at that time,due to no trust. Now, I want you to contact my secretary, his name is Mr. Mack daze and his email address is(firstname.lastname@example.org) Arrange with him on how the total sum of ( $1,000,000,00USD)will reach you safely which I have already kept for your compensation for all the past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter. I appreciated your efforts at that time very much. Please send the below information to her to enable her get back to you immediately 1, your full Name..........2, Delivery address........3, phone number...........4, email addre!
ss...........Regards From,Barrister Godwin Eze,