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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, 22 Jul 2004 06:08:38 -0700
Subject: investment capital
FOR MORE DETAILS KINDLY RECAH ME THROUGH THIS EMAIL ADDRESS:firstname.lastname@example.org
Your contact has been gotten from after a search for a person whom we can
jointly invest Trust in and also solicit a honourable partnership with.
I represent a client and my client has interest to do business relative
to investments in your country in areas related to real estates, to initiate
a proper and structured relationship:
Please let me know what your response will be to an offer to receive investment
funds in cash if:
1. The said fund amounts to Twenty Five Million Dollars (US).
2. The said fund is in cash and will be transferred to you in same state.
3.The fund is intended to be invested through your agency in the purchase
and of facility and assets, for real estates purposes within your country.
4. This transaction will result in your being paid a commission of 10% off
the investment capital.
5.The fund owners desire absolute confidentiality and professionalism in
the handling of this matter.
Please respond urgently.
National Real Estate Co.
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