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: charles judge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2006 07:23:50 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Business Consultant
I am a business consultant in West African
One of my clients is interested in investing
in your country and he is interested in investing
with your company .
kindly forward all your companys profile to me
for immediate decision on how the investment funds
will be handed over to you.
Total amount to be invested=
Immediately I receives your details, I will inform
you the next step for the release of the investment
Anticipating your immediate reply.
Mr Charles Judge
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