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: Desmond Williems <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2008 08:38:51 +0000 (GMT)
I am sorry for intruding into your privacy. My name is desmond williems, I amÂ from cote d'ivoire in west africa.I amÂ 22years old now,Â I am contacting you because I need your help as a beneficiary to claim the sum of nine .eight million pound's deposited in a bank in cote d'ivoire here by my late father. Since his death my family and I have been unable to claim the funds because they request a foreign beneficiary outside cote d'ivoire we are willing to reward you withÂ 1 million pound's for your help.
please reply me back at
Â I shall give you the whole details. Have a nice day with lot's of love from
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