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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: mohamed yaya <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 19:53:58 +1000 (EST)
Subject: Attention Call me
FROM THE DESK OF MR MOHAMED YAYA
BANK OF AFRICA LOME TOGO.
CONTACT ME ON THIS EMAIL (firstname.lastname@example.org)
TELPHONE (:00228-939-71-44 ) (TEL FAX :00228-2200319)
Attention Call me ,
I have a proposal for you - this however is not mandatory nor will I in any manner compel you to honour against your will. I am 50, and work with a bank (one of the African leading banks in the West Coast). Here in this bank existed a dormant account for the past 8 yearswhich belong to a American national who is now late Mr.Raymond Beck Mrs. Dorene Beck how died on EgyptAir Flight 990http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/502503.stm
When I discovered that there had been no deposits nor withdrawals from this account for this long period, I decided to carry out a system investigation and discovered that non of the family member nor relations of the late person is aware of this account. This is the story in a nutshell. Now I want an account overseas where the bank will transfer this funds.Thereafter, I had planned to destroy all related documents for this account. It is a careful network and for the past eleven months I have worked out everything to ensure a hitch-free operation. The amount is not so much at the moment and plus all the accumulated interest the balance in this account stands at-(US$ 9.5 million US dollars).
Now our questions are:-
1. Can you handle this project?
2. Can I give you this trust?
3. What will be your commission? If you can sponsor this transfer.
4. mail with phone&fax number...........
Consider this and get back at us as soon as possible. Finally, it is our humble prayer that the information as contained herein be accorded the necessary attention, urgency as well as the secrecy it deserves. I Expect your urgent response if you can handle this project. Call me at this direct line +228 -939-71-44 after sending a mail for confirmation.
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