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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: "JUN SHAN" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 01:07:23 +0000
Subject: BE OUR INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE
A leading Chiness company (SSTC) that deals on importand export of various
equipments, spare parts, mechanical and electrical products, as well as
metallurgical technology into the Canada,America and Europe. are searching
for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our
costumers 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 glad. Please contact us for more information through
NAME :MR JUN SHAN
SINO STEEL TRADING COMPANY(SSTC)
COMPANY ADDRESS: 338, YINGZE AVENUE,
YINGZE,TAIYUAN, SHANXI, CHINA.
Subject to your satisfaction you will be given the opportunity to negotiate
your mode of which we will pay for your services as our representative in
Canada,America and Europe. Please if you are interested forward to us your
phone number/fax and your full contact addresses for contact.