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: yvette kipre <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 11:25:18 -0500 (EST)
Subject: From, Yvette Kipre,
From, Yvette Kipre,
I am Yvette Kipre and I inheritated an important sum from my late father who died in recent crisis in Cote d'Ivoire.
I wish to request for your assistance in investing this sum in lucrative venture or manufacturing and real estate management in your country.
I have Two million five hundred thousand, United State Dollars. USD($2,500,000) to invest in this transaction and I will require your assistance in receiving the fund in your account in your country.
I will gladly give you some resonable percent from the total sum for your assistance. Please it is important you contact me immediately for more clearification on the next step for smooth conclusion.
Awaiting your immediate response.
Thanks for your understanding.
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