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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:
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 16:27:10 +0100
Subject: ** message from Fred**
>From Fred Yengeni
I am fred Yengeni,the sales manager of PURE ARTS GROUP, we deal in all
kinds of raw materials arts and craft which we export into
america/canada/europe.we have been doing business in your country for
the past 2 years. We are searching for company representatives who can
help us to recieve money from our customers they will make payments
through you as our payment officer.
It is upon this note that we seek your assistance to stand as our
representative in your country.
You do not have any financial obligation on your part Note that, as our
representative, you will receive 10%(ten percent) of any payment made by
our customers through you. Please, to facilitate the conclusion of this
offer if accepted, do send me promptly by email the following:
by email the following:
(1)Your full names,
(3)cell Phone/fax numbers,
LOOKING FORWARD TO WORK WITH YOU kindly reply back to this email
Republic of South Africa