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: "Mr. Calvin Johnson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 01:39:36 +0900 (JST)
Subject: INVESTMENT INQUIRY
I am Mr.Calvin Johnson,a Director of a Bank in London.a contractor made a deposit for 12 months valued at USD $25.5 million.We discovered,that the
depositor had died without making a will Consequently,my proposal is i want to front you as his next kin,
- Mr. Calvin Johnson