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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: "Dorothy Jones" <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 15:25:25 -0700
Subject: REPRESENTATIVES REQUIRED URGENTLY
Good day friend.
I am Mrs. Dorothy Jones, marketing manager of NEPTIC ARTS AND CRAFTS IMPORT
/ EXPORT. in United Kingdom.
we are a group of business men and women who deal on Art and Craft, and we
want to expand our business into Canada, United State, Japan, Dubai and
other European countries.
We are searching for reliable representatives who can Help us establish a
medium of getting to our customers in Your respective country as well as
making payments through you to us.
Please if you are interested in this lucrative business With us, we will be
Please for more information contact the President/CEO
Dr Alexander Gray.
Telephone: (+44) 703 190 3965
Subject to your satisfaction you will be given the opportunity to negotiate
your mode of which we will pay you for your services as our representative
in your country Please if you are Interested forward to us your phone
number/fax and your full contact address.
Thanks In advance
Mrs. Dorothy Jones.
NEPTIC ARTS AND CRAFTS.
#807 MARK FORD, KENT,
WILL MAYVILLE ESTATE,
MO1 2HS,UNITED KINGDOM.
Our Workinh hours is 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Saturdays.