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: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 07:44:13 +0000
I am Mr.Levin Noskov,Personal treasurer to Mikhail Khodorkovsky the Richest man in Russia and owner of the following companies: Chairman CEO:YUKOS OIL (Russian Largest Oil Company) Chairman CEO:Menatep SBP Bank (A well reputable financial institution with its Branches all over the world),Kindly visit bellow Website for more details.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4482203.stmhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4360688.stmI want to re-profile the total sum of One hundred and twenty three Million US Dollars to your country for immediate investment.Please,give me your response immediately by return mail to Via emails below.
Msn:email@example.comYahoo:firstname.lastname@example.org Yours FaithfullyLEVIN NOSKOV