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: Coca Loto Wd South Africa <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2009 00:17:40 -0800 (PST)
Subject: AWAITING YOUR REPLY!
I have a new email address!You can now email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dear Lucky Winner, We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws of Coca-Cola Worldwide Promo held in United Kingdom, South Africa and Canada. The online Coca-Cola Worldwide Promo draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of 29,031,000 E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet in all the countries where our products exists which is our social responsibility to our valued customers. However, no tickets were sold but all email addresses were assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy. After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged as one of fifty winners in the Second category for the second prize with the following data: Ref Number: CC/941OYI/02/UKBN Batch Number: 12/26/2525Ticket Number: 025-11464992-900 You as well as the other winners are therefore to receive a cash prize of £750,000 (SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND BRITISH POUNDS) each from the total payout. Your prize award has been insured with your e-mail address and will be transferred to you by our affiliate Bank in United Kingdom, South Africa and Canada. upon meeting the requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report. To begin the claims processing of your prize winnings you are advised to contact our licensed and accredited claims agent/security company for SECOND category winners with the information below: 1. FULL NAMES 2. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN 3. RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS 4. DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH 5. OCCUPATION 6. TELEPHONE NUMBERS 6. FAX NUMBER (IF ANY) 7. MARITAL STATUS 8. REFERENCE NUMBER, BATCH NUMBER AND TICKET NUMBER. You are also advised to give the following informations to the claim's agent via email as stated below; Claims Agent's E-mail: email@example.com NAME: James Lolo TELPHONE: +27-780 516 785 NOTE: All winnings must be claimed within 20 working days from today. After th!
is date all unclaimed funds would be included in the next stake. Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondence with your claims agent. NOTE: All winnings must be claimed within 20 working days from today. After this date all unclaimed funds would be included in the next stake. Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondence with your claims agent. Yours sincerely THOMAS G. MATTIA DIRECTOR, WORLDWIDE PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT THE COCA COLA COMPANY