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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: "mike themba" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2005 12:22:54 +0000
Subject: I NEED YOUR HELP
FROM MR.MIKE THEMBAJOHANNESBURG,
TEL: +27 83 940-6792
ATTN:DIRECTOR/C. E. O
You may be surprised to receive my letter, however,I got your contact from the South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Trade. I have decided to contact you for confidential,urgent and rewarding joint business.My name is MR.MIKE THEMBA, I was a Personal Assistant to the Late Congo President, LAURENT KABILA, who was assasinated in January and my aim of writing to you is because of the need for a trusted and honest person, who I can entrust the sum of US$32,800,000 (Thirty two million, eight hundred thousand USDollars).
Source of the money: I and the late president secured this money in a security firm in SOUTH AFRICA, in my name before his death. Now I can not travel out of SOUTH AFRICA, where I am on asylum, hence I am asking for your assistance to have this money in your care pending when I will secure travel documents to come over to your country.If you accept this offer we shall share the money as follows: for you, 25%, 75% for me. I have all the title documents to the fund which I can transfer to you to enable you have assess to it. Be assured that is risk-free and legitimate. Please advise me on your position by e-mail immediately
Finally, if you are interested to assist me in this transaction, I need your urgent reply through the above. telephone and E-mail. Do not forget to include your private telephone and fax numbers for easier communication.
Please I await your prompt reply.
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