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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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: email@example.com (may be fake)
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:10:23 +0200 (CEST)
Matter Of Interest.
My name is Sgt.Al Thompson , a member of the U.S. ARMY USARPAC Medical
Team, which was deployed to Iraq in the beginning of the Iraq's war.I
will like to share some highly classified information about my personal
experience and role which I played in the pursuit of my career serving
under the U.S ARMY. Though, I would like to hold back some certain information
for security reasons for now until you have find the time to visit the
BBC website stated below to enable you have insight as to what I'm intending
to share with you, believing that it would be of your desired interest
one-way or the
other.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm Please get
back to me after visiting the above website to enable us discuss more.
I'm not comfortable sending this message to you without knowing fully
well if you are indeed with me or you may decides to go public.