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: Carlos Moreno <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 18:33:59 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: LET ME CONFINED IN YOU
PO Box 10720
London WC2R 1AP
I have a very important request, that is what made me to contact you; I am Mr. Moreno Carlos, I found Your profile very interesting and decided to
reach you directly to solicit your assistance and Guidelines in making
a business investment and transfer of (12.5M GBP) to your country
within the Next few days. I presently work as a senior Accounts
Director, Offshore Mortgage & Services with Natwest Bank Plc, London.
But at this moment, I am constrained to issue more details about this
profitable Business investment until I get your response by mail.
Please take out a moment of your very busy Schedule today to respond
back if you are interested; please send your direct telephone numbers
through this email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an initial confidential
communication. I wish for utmost confidentiality in handling this
Awaiting your reply,
Mr. Moreno Carlos
Senior Accounts officer
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