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: Kelly don <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 22:39:31 +0000
Subject: Work with me...
Greetings I am Don Kelly, Retired Mariner Director ,herein London , England .However, I have already sent you this same letter by post one month ago, but I am not sure that the letter promptly get to you since I have not heard from you, now i am resending it again. I want to trust this investment fund in your care, It will be in my interest to transfer this fund worth of ?£78.5M Great British Pounds(seventy Eight Million Five hundred thousand Pounds Sterling) in an account offshore. Can you be my partner? Regards and respect, Don Kelly. And tell me your opinion.