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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: "roland henry" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 12:58:40 +0000
NDDC SECRETARIAT COMPLEX
112 HARRISON'S DRIVE
On behalf of a widow's friend(a 43-year old mother with a son) I may wish to
engage your service in the transfer and management of her late husband's
deposit fund for any profitable investment/estate in your country.If this
proposal is acceptable to you, please get back to me, so that we can work
out a remuneration for your participation in the transaction,and also let
you know on how we hope to acheive this objective.Please you can kindly send
your personal data information and phone numbers for further details.
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