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: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 03:05:55 +0200
I have Paid the fee for your Cheque Draft.but the manager of Eko Bank
Benin told me that before the check will get to you that it will
expire.So i told him to cash $850,000.00
all the necessary arrangement of delivering the $850,000.00 in cash was
made with MAX DIPOMATIC COURIER SERVICE COMPANY LTD.
This in the information they need to delivery your package to you.
ATTN: DR.EDRIS BELLO
Please, Send them your contacts information to able them locate you
immediately they arrived in your country with your BOX .This is what they
need from you.
1. YOUR FULL NAME:
3.YOUR HOME ADDRESS:
4.YOUR CURRENT HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER:
5.YOUR CURRENT OFFICE TELEPHONE:
6.A COPY OF YOUR PICTURE:
Please make sure you send this needed informations to the Director general
of MAX DIPOMATIC COURIER SERVICE COMPANY Ltd Dr,Edris Bello with the address
given to you.
Note. The MAX DIPOMATIC COURIER SERVICE COMPANY don't know the contents
of the Box. I registered it as a Box of an Africa cloths. They don't know
contents money. this is to avoid them delaying with the Box. don't let
them know that is money that is in that Box.I am waiting for your urgent
You can even call the Director of MAX DIPOMATIC
COURIER SERVICE COMPANY
Thanks and Remain Blessed.
Barrister Emma Victor,