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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: vickky camara <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 03:36:59 -0800 (PST)
Subject: PLEASE PLEASE
Dearest in love,
Goodmorning my heart, how about you and your work, hope all is ok with you.dear my condition is getting bad everyday,i want to come and meet you, so that i can have atleast a rest of mind,things have not been so easy for me but i thank God that i have a caring man like you,dear it is only you that i have, please please my love finish up what you have started, God will reward you abundantly.I love you and have wonderful day.
I look forward of hearing from you soon,
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