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, 20 Dec 2007 19:09:12 +0100
I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Confirmable
Bank Draft worth of (usd $1.200.000.00)ONE MILLION TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND
UNITED STATE DOLLARS which my boss left with me before he travelled out,but
I did not hear from you since that time. Then with the help of a friend
who is a Bank manager I cashed the money and deposited it as a BOX containing
African clothes with FEDEX COURIER COMPANY LIMITED, Cotonou, Benin Republic.
What you have to do now is to contact the FEDEX COURIER COMPANY as soon
as possible to know when they will deliver your package to you For your
information, I have paid for the delivering Charge, Insurance premium and
Clearance Certificate Fee of the package.
The only money you will send to the Courier & Security Company to deliver
your package direct to your postal Address in your country is ($95.00 US)
ninty FIVE UNITED DOLLARS ONLY, being Security Keeping Fee of the Courier
Company so far.
Again, don't be deceived by anybody to pay any other money except $95.00
US Dollars. I would have paid that but they said no because
they don't know when you will contact them and in case of demurrage.
You have to contact the FEDEX COURIER COMPANY now for the delivery of
your package with this information bellow;
Contact Person:Dr.mike ikena.
Finally, make sure that you reconfirm the following infomation to them
again to avoid any mistake on the Delivery and ask them to give you the
tracking number to enable you track your package over there and know when
it will get to your address.
The infomations are;
1.YOUR FULL NAME;
4.HOUSE / OFFICE PHONE NUMBER
5.A COPY OF YOUR PICTURE FOR IDENTIFICATION
Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this
mail to avoid any further delay and remember to pay them their Security
Keeping fee of $95.00 US Dollars for their immediate action.Do let me know
immediately you recieves your package.