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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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: "Mr. Mark Garry" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 11:42:22 +0000
Subject: Affordable(Loan Offer)
I am Mr.Mark Garry, a Reputable, Legitimate & an accredited money Lender.
I loan money out to individuals in need of financial assistance.
Do you have a bad credit or you are in need of money to pay bills?
i want to use this medium to inform you that i render reliable=20
beneficiary assistance as I'll be glad to offer you a loan.
Services Rendered include;
*Line of Credit
Please write back if interested.
Upon Response, you'll be mailed a Loan application form to fill.
(No social security and no credit check, 100% Guaranteed!)
I Look forward permitting me to be of service to you.
Purpose For Loan:
Scanned Copy Of Identity:
Note: If your are serious,you will be entitle to get your loan Approved as
urgent as you want it,so be serious and also let us know how urgent the
loan is needed.Contact Email:email@example.com
Roger Garry Loan Investment