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: wilson adams <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 13:01:07 +0100 (BST)
Subject: please i need urgent respond
I NEED TO INTRODUCE MY SELF TO YOU AM A CIVIL SERVEAT , WORKING WITH KOTOKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ACCRA GHANA. AS A STORE KEEPER IN CHARGE OF CARGO ROOM.
I FOUND YOUR NAME AND TELEPHONE NUMBER AND YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WRITING ON FIVE TRUNK BOXES. I TOOK THE BOXES TO SCANING ROOM FOR SCANING, TO KNOW THE CONTENT OF EACH BOXES AFTER SCANING THE FIVE BOXES I DISCOVER THEY ARE HARD AMERICA CURRENCY US DOLLARS, BUT TWO OF THOSE BOXES ARE NOT GOOD MONEY . THEY HAVE STAIN AND BLACK SPOT, THEY ARE NOT GOOD FOR SPENDING ACCORDING TO THE SCANING RESULT. BUT THREE TRUNK BOXES AMOUNG THE FIVE BOXES ARE VERY O K FOR SPENDING ARE CLEAN FUND.
SO I TOOK THAT PARTICULAR ONE THAT IS CLEAN FUND TO SCALE THE WAIGHT OFTHE BOX IT WAIGHT 80KG . IT MEAN THAT WAIGHT IS HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY. LIFE CASH
LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE THE RIGHTFUL OWNER SO THAT YOU GIVE ME THE GO AHEAD TO SMUGGLE OUT THE TRUNK BOXES THAT CONTAIN CLEAN FUND OUT OF THE AIRPORT TO MY HOUSE FOR SAFE KEEPING.
JUST TRUST ME . YOUR FUND WILL BE SAFE HERE WITH ME TILL YOUR COMING BUT IF YOU ARE NOT COMMING LET ME KNOW, SO THAT YOU CAN SEND ME THE KEY TO OPEN THE TRUNK BOXES AND TELL ME WHAT TO DO WITH THE FUND OR IF I SHOULD BE SENDING YOU THE MONEY LITTLE BY LITTLE THROUGH WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER OR BY MONEY GRAM,
I CAN DO THAT FOR YOU . I PROMISE YOU , WITH ME AS CHRISTAIN AM A . MAN OF GOD YOUR FUND CANNOT LOST, TRUST ME AM A MAN WITH WIFE AND TWO CHILDREN , PROMISE ME AFTER DOING THIS JOB FOR YOU , WHAT WILL YOU HAVE FOR ME. I WANT TO KNOW SO THAT I WILL BEING WORKING ON HOW TO GET THE TRUNK BOXES OUT OF THE AIRPORT TO MY PLACE FOR SAFE KEEPING . I NEED YOUR INSTRUCTION TO ACT.
PLEASE AM WAITING FOR YOUR URGENT REPLY
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