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: Johnson Bell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 04:31:28 +0100 (CET)
Subject: GOOD NEWS CONTACT MY SECRETARY.
My Dear ,
I did not forgot your past effort and attemps to assist me, now I'm happy
to inform you that i have suceeded in getting those funds transferred
under the co-operation of a new partner from Monaco.
Now Contact my secretary ask her for ($800.000.00) for your compensation
her name is Mrs.Gladys Offor this is the Email (email@example.com)
phone number +229 97 89 24 79.
Mr .Johnson bell
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