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.Steven Kenneth." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 16:17:16 -0700
Subject: CONTACT ME :THIS IS REAL.
*Dear Sir/Madam, *
*I am Steven Kenneth,a senior staff with a bank in Scotland, UK. I have only
written to seek your indulgence and help. I wish to transfer a huge amount
from the UK to a designated bank account of your choice. Thus, for your
indulgence and support(morally, financially etc.) I propose an offer of 45%
of the total amount to be yours after the transfer has been successfully
concluded. Kindly reply me at
* , stating your interest, or call +44-7045791757 and I shall furnish you
with the details and necessary proceedure with which to make the transfer. I
anxiously await your response. Thanks and Godbless. *
Mr. Steven Kenneth.*