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: PAULINE LANDRE <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 12:59:25 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: RE-COMPASATION FOR TRYING TO ASSIST ME
DEAREST ONEÂ ,Â Â
Greetings from the most high GOD.Â Â I write to inform you that i have suceeded in completing the transaction, which i contacted you and solicite for your assitance, which you showed intrest in assisting but stopped half way due to reasons best known to you.Â Â Â Â
The consingment containing the money in question, have been retrived with the assitance of a friend of my pastor who is from Paragua, presently, i am in Paragua, with him trying to invest the fund.Â Â Â Â
Â My reason of contacting you, is based on my convenant with my GOD, that i will compasate any body who tried to assit me in the cause of the transaction.Â
Though, you showed intrest to assit me , but could not fullfil it based on certain reasons known to you, i hereby set aside, a amount of $400,000 us dollars for you, as compasation, for your intrest to help me.Â Â Â
Â You are hereby, directed to contact my confidant in Abidjan Coit D Iviore, DR CALEB JACK through his email, firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ to furnish you, on how the cheque can be delivered to you.Â Â Â Â Â
Once again, i wish you good luck.Â
Â REMAIN BLESSEDÂ Â
Mrs pauline LandreÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
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