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: Mr.George Baffour <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 23:17:02 +0000
Subject: proposal- ----29/3/2009.
In my section of work I have a legitimate deal that worth lots of funds but needed an overseas person to claim it with my plans. Can you promise safety of my share of the funds, before given you the details of the deal as we have not met each other before?
Mr. George Djan-Baffour.