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: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 09:30:18 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Dearest friend Contact Samuel Campher For Your Compasention
Â¡Tengo nueva direcciÃ³n de correo!Ahora puedes escribirme a:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dearest friend, Season Greeting from David Walter who contacted you long ago, I am very happy to inform you about my success in getting that fund Now, I want you to contact my secretary on the information below: NAME: Samuel Campher EMAIL: email@example.com Ask him to send you the total sum of ($1,500,000.00) One Million and Five hundred thousand USD CASHIER'S CHEQUE, which I kept for your compensation CONTACT THE SECRETARY ON this email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please, Send your contacts information to enable him locate you immediately with your mail This is what he need from you. 1.YOUR FULL NAME 2.YOUR HOME ADDRESS. 3.YOUR CURRENT HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER. 4.YOUR CURRENT OFFICE TELEPHONE. 5. YOUR IDENTIFICATION,PERSONAL ID OR PASSPORT.scan it and send to him Please make sure you send this needed infoâs to the Secretary Samuel Campher with the email address given to you above. Regards, David Walter