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: Chris Wallace <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 23:30:43 +0100 (BST)
Subject: FILL AND RETURN THIS VERIFICATION FORM.
FREELOTTO AFFILIATED OFFICE U.K,
82 VICTORIA STREET VICTORIA LONDON SW1 U.K
Batch Number FR/45-300-06.
Dear OTKA KASTGEN,
I am Chris Wallace,I have been assigned by FreeLotto Organization to process your payment file. I wish to Congratulate you on your winnings.
Meanwhile as for now everything seem to be working in your favour, all that we require from you now, is your maximum cooperation for smooth transfer of your money through our paying bank,courier delivery and deplomatic delivery depends on how you want it transfered to you.
You are required to fill out the claims processing form below and return to us for proper verification.You are also required to send us a scanned copy of your valid Identity.
FREELOTTO VERIFICATION FORM:
Name Prefix (Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr., etc.): [input] First name: [input] Middle name: [input] Last name: [input] Nickname: [input] Maiden name: [input] Suffix (Sr., Jr., II, III, etc.): [input] Personal Date of birth (yyyy-mm-dd): [input] Gender: [input] Male [input] Female Marital status: [input] Spouse/significant other: [input] Lotto Batch Number [input] Lotto Reference Numbers [input] Preferences Preferred address for correspondence: [input] Home [input] Work/business Home address and phone Address: [input]
[input] City: [input] State/province: [input] Zip/postal code: [input] Country: [input] Phone: [input] Fax: [input] Mobile/cellular: [input] Internet at home E-mail: [input] Home page: [input] Employment and business Job title: [input] Occupation: [input] Company name: [input] Work address: [input]
[input] City: [input] State/province: [input] Zip/postal code: [input] Country: [input] Phone: [input] Fax: [input] Mobile/cellular: [input] Transfer Options Swift Transfer(Online Transfer) [input] Courier delivery of cheque [input]
Upon the reciept of the duelly filled claims form, our lawyer will notify the British Gaming Board (BGB), so as to give approval to our paying bank,courier and deplomatic company, the permission to make the transfer or deliver your winning cheque/winning certificate.You should send us your personal contact phone number so the bank or courier company can contact you by phone and email.
Mr Chris Wallace
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