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: "john david" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 10:35:10 +0400
Subject: BUSINESS PARTNER
Good day to you. I got your contact from a yellow page Business Directory
and I decided to contact you directly for the sake of business.
My full Name is Mr.John David. I'm from Haiti. actually i don't know much
about business trading, i have about US$10,000,000.00. (million Dollars ) i
will need your assistance in the area of investing it as a business partner
a percentage agreement in any country of your choice under your guidance
because of the economical break dawn in my country right now.
if you will be trusted and guarantee me of a profitable business kindly
me your contact so that i can reach you and we discus on how to proceed in
business proposal. right now I'm in U,A,E in search of an experience
hope to here from you soon for more details