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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: lee chen <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 01:07:44 +0100
Subject: BUSINESS PROPOSAL!!!
I am Mr LEE CHEN,managinig director of China
National Arts & Crafts Import./Export. Corp. we are a group
of business men who deal on Art and Craft and export into
Canada/America and Europe.
We are searching for representatives who can help us
establish a medium of getting to our customers in the
Canada/America and Europe as
well as making payments through you to us.Please if
you are interested
in transacting business with us we will be very
Please contact us for more information.
Subject to your satisfaction you will be given the
opportunity to negotiate your mode of which we will pay for
your services as ourrepresentative in Canada/America and
Please if you are interested forward to us your phone
and your full contact addresses. Thanks In advance
Please for the sake of confidentiality i would prefare you
to reply me
via my private email account; firstname.lastname@example.org