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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: "MRS AHAT" <MRSAHATSOSNITSrenkgaw@netscape.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 19:40:30 -0200
Subject: PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL,
MY NAME IS MRS. AHAT SOSNITSKAYA, PERSONAL SECRETARY
TO MR. BORIS MIKHAIL KHODORKOVSKY, OWNER OF YUKOS OIL
IN RUSSIA WHO WAS JAILED DURING THE PRECEDING WEEKS
FOR FINANCING POLITICAL PARTIES (the Union of Right
Forces, led by Boris Nemtsov, and Yabloko, a
liberal/social democratic party led by Gregor
Yavlinsky), OPPOSED TO THE GOVERNMENT OF MR. VLADMIR
PUTIN, THE PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA FEDERATION, THEREBY
LEADING TO THE FREEZING OF HIS FINANCES AND ASSETS.
I HAVE THE DOCUMENTS OF A LARGE AMOUNT OF FUNDS WHICH
HE GAVE TO ME BEFORE HIS ARREST AND TRIAL AND I AM
CONTACTING YOU TO ASSIST ME TO RE-PROFILE THE FUNDS
AND EQUALLY INVEST SAME ON BEHALF OF HIS FAMILY. THE
TOTAL AMOUNT OF FUNDS TO BE RE-PROFILLED IS ONE
HUNDRED AND FIFTY FIVE MILLION DOLLARS
(USD$155,000,000.00) AND YOU WILL BE PAID 1.8% FOR
YOUR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. AS SOON AS I RECEIVE YOUR
ACCEPTANCE, I WILL SEND YOU THE NECESSARY DETAILS AND
MRS. AHAT SOSNITSKAYA
NB: YOU CAN READ MORE OF HIS ORDEAL FROM;
Please you can reach me on my email address bellow