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: "customer care" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2004 08:09:42 +0000
Subject: URGENT RESPONSE NEEDED TODAY
Attn to Sales manager,
This is Mr Kevin from Pataskala,Ohio,we are buying agent worldwide and
is one of our registered client's needed some of your product for
trade show in dubai and is urgent needed,so i will like to know if you can
able to supply us these product and moreso,the products is needed within
Our address is here below:-
Kevin merchandise limited
213 fairgrounds st
kindly get back to me as soon as you get this proposal.