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: "techni consultant" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 09:10:12 -0400
I am MARTIN UMUGBOR,a broker with TECHNI CONSULTANTS.
I have a female client who is interested to invest in your
country on partnership basis.Sequel to this she has
asked me to look for and recommend a reputable and
reliable person/company who can conveniently and
sincerely be in partnership with her in the
In her quest,I deem it most necessary to contact you,
if you can willingly accept this and forward us
with business opportunities in your country which
will be very lucrative
to both parties. We will most appreciate it if you can
give this investment enquiry a food of thought as we
will want you to respond to this message as quick
Finally,be informed that all capital investment
shall be provided by my client while all business
plans,feasibilty and ideas shall be made available
by you according to the code of investment in your
country.If you are interested contact us immediately
We look forward to hearing from you.
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