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:
Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2008 20:10:55 +0200
Subject: CONTACT FEDEX COURIER SERVICE
I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Confirmable Bank Draft of $1.5M United States Dollars, but I did not hear from you since that time. Then I went and deposited the Draft withFEDEX COURIER SERVICE, Cotonou, Benin Republic before I travelled out of the country for a 3 Months Course and I will not come back till end of the year .What you have to do now is to contact the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your package to you because of the expiring date.
For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charge, Insurance premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of the Cheque showing that it is not a Drug Money or meant to sponsor Terrorist attack in your Country.The only money you will send to the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE to deliver your Draft direct to your postal Address in your country is ($195.00 US) Dollars only. Being Security Keeping Fee of the Courier Company so far.Again, don't be deceived by anybody to pay any other money except $195.00US Dollars.I would have paid that but they said no because they don't know when you will contact them and in case of demurrage.
You have to contact the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE now for the delivery of your Draft with this information bellow;
Contact Person: Rev William Momoh
Email Address: email@example.com
Finally, make sure that you reconfirm your Postal address and Direct telephone number to them again to avoid any mistake on the Delivery and ask them to give you the tracking number to enable you track your package over there and know when it will get to your address.Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail to avoid any further delay and remember to pay them their Security Keeping fee of $195.00 US Dollars for their immediate action.You should also let me know through email as soon as you receive your Draft.
HON JOHN PAUL