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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:
From: "Ms Grace Minor" <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 04:31:34 +0100
Subject: From Mrs. Grace Minor
From Mrs. Grace Minor john FAMILY,
Good Day Dear, I know this mail will come to you as a surprise, nevertheless
I am Mrs. Grace Minor, aged 55 years, the wife of Major Gen. Minor John,
Chief Security Officer and Aide-de?camp to the president Charles Taylor of
As a result of the on-going war in my country, I am saddled with problems
of my ill health of protracted diabetes and high blood pressure which is
getting of increase in the resent times and also getting a trust worthy individual
abroad to receive the sum of US $ 9 million and 125 carats worth of Diamond
on our behalf.
Due to this war crises presently in my city Monrovia our home town, my husband
managed to sneak me and my son David 24 years of age and five other of my
daughters out of Monrovia to Dakar senegal for safety. We were sneaked into
Dakar Senegal through the land boarder by the help of some government militant
My husband adviced me to get a trust worthy individual abroad to receive
the deposit.I feel confident therefore to introduce myself and this offer
to you based on this problem of war in my country and our present condition
as all our foreign contacts and connections got bunt and some lost during
this crises, most properties burnt by the rebels.
Me and my children, we are desperately in need to move and re-locate this
huge deposit to your country for safe keeping on the advice of my husband
as this is the only wealth remaining for the future survival and well being
of our large family.
For your percentage for assistance, a negotiable percentage will be discussed
as soon as I receive your response based on this plea for your assistance
as our lives are highly in danger due to war.I pray and plead for your help.
so that we can invest with you by our side.
You can email me back or call me on 00221 556 5520 for further clarifications.
God bless you as you heed to my plea for assistance.
Mrs.Grace Minor. and Son David.
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