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: email@example.com (Mr lims Larry)
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 22:48:49 +0000
Subject: Apply for a loan today. Its Easy and fast to get. 3% interest rates
WEST LOAN INVESTMENT COMPANY LTD
My name is Mr Lim Larry Managing Director, WEST LOAN INVESTMENT. I am a
sincere and certified private money lender approved by the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
I give out international and local loans to all countries in the world. Amount
given out $5,000 to $10,000,000 Dollars, Euro and Pounds, available now are
Business, Personal, House, Travel and Student Loans.
Apply for a loan today. Its Easy and fast to get. 3% interest rates and monthly
instalmental payments. Check-out this great offer. For more information,