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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: Zainab Aziz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 07:25:44 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Allah Bless you.
>From Miss Zainab Aziz.
Dearest One ,
Good a thing to write you. 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 Zainab Aziz, 21years old and the only daughter of my late parents Mr. and Mrs.Mustapher Aziz. My father was a highly reputable business magnet
(a cocoa merchant) who operated in the capital of Ivory coast during his days.
It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously in France during one of his business trips abroad on 12th.Febuary 2000.Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by an uncle of his who travelled with him at that time. But Allah knows the truth!
My mother died when I was just 4 years old, and since then my father took me so special. Before his death on February 12 2000 he called the secretary who accompanied him to the hospital and told him that he has the sum of twenty two million, seven hundred thousand United State Dollars.(USD$22.700,000) left in one of the leading security company here in Abidjan Ivory coast West Africa.
He further told him that he deposited the money in my name, and finally issued a written instruction to his lawyer whom he said is in possession of all the necessary legal documents to this fund and the security company .
I am just 21 years old and a university undergraduate and really don't know what to do. This is because I have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant political crisis here in Ivory coast. The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life.
Sir, I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards. Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded.
Now permit me to ask these few questions:-
1. Can you honestly help me as one family?
2. Can I completely trust you?
3. What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for you after the money is in your account? Please, Consider this and get back to me as soon as possible.
Thank you so much.
My sincere regards,
Yahoo! for Good
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