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:
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 23:36:51 +0200
Subject: SEND ME REPLY TO MY PRIVATE FAX: +27865133434
I am Dr Bito Momo, I worked with (Foreign Exchange Remittance Department FNB) I have USD$35,000,000 to transfer to any trusted foreign partner account for our mutual benefit and investment in your country. Email back for details if you are interested in this business as it will take us only 7 working days to move the fund into your account. From the day I get your Reply
1) Your full name and home address and office and your company address
2) Your direct telephone number where I can get you always
3) Your account details where you want this money to be transferred
Your prompt reply will be highly appreciated.
Dr Bito Momo,
Mobile +27-839252336 call me after 4:pm office hour to avoid my secretary.