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: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 03:01:04 +0900 (JST)
Subject: HOTEL INDUSTRIES AND ESTATE
HOTEL INDUSTRIES AND ESTATE
Phone: +225 062 280 17 .
It's my pleasure to acquaint you with this proposal for a financial and business assistance. I know my message will come to you as a surprise. Don't worry I was totally convinced to write you in reference to the transfer of USD$11.5M to your account for onward investment (Hotel industries and
estate building management) in your country. Please if you are interested, Email me so that I can give you more information. Reply me urgently with this email: (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Remain bless while expecting your prompt co-operation.
Mr kenneth ahiazuruazu
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