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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: "Ms Evelin" <email@example.com> (may be fake)
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2005 09:32:22 +0100
Subject: GOOD NEWS
Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I am Mrs. Evelin Mutubo 26years old the only daughter of late Mr. and Mrs.Mutubo Ben Kemper. My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Nouadhibou ,the economic capital of Mauritania, my father was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings on a business trips
My mother died when I was a baby and since then my father took me so special.
Before the death of my father on february2005 in a private hospital here in Nouadhibou he secretly called me on his bedside and told me that he has 15 TONS DRIED WHALE PENISES and A TEASURE BOX containing his life saving that worth 9.200.00 usd which is now lifted to a prime security vault in Europ, that he used my name as his only son for the depositing of the goods.He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his busines associates. That I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this goods and use it for investment purpose such as real estate management or hotel management.
Sir, I am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways:
(1) To procure a profitable investment where the funds raised from this goods can be invested (2) To serve as my guardian since I am only 26 years.
(3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to secure a resident permit in your country.Moreover,
Sir I am willing to offer you 30% of the total sum as compensation for your efforts/ input after the successful claming out and airliftment of this goods to your possession overseas.
Furthermore, you should indicate your immediate option towards assisting me as I believe that this transaction would be concluded within fourteen (14) working days as you signify interest to assist me,You have to send me your most confidencial contact which includes Phone/fax and your location so i could relate you all the information needed,Also know that all the document covering this transaction are here with me.
Anticipating to hear favourably from you soon.
Thanks and God bless.