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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: "Obed Mark" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 10:53:23 +0000
No 3A Mohammed Avenue
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I am former Mrs. Fatima
Aisha Alsabah, now Mrs. Obedin Ikenm, a widow to Late Sheik Mohammed Ikenm,
I am 74years old, I am now a new Christian convert, suffering from long time
cancer of the breast, from all indications, that my condition is really
deteriorating and is quite obvious that I won't live more than six months,
because the cancer stage has gotten to a very bad point.
My late husband was killed during the Gulf war, and during the period of our
marriage we couldnt produce any child. My late husband was very wealthy and
after his death, I inherited all his business and wealth. The doctor has
advised me that I may not live for more than six months, so I now decided to
divide part of this wealth, to contribute to the development of the church
in Africa, America and Europe.I am willing to donate the sum of
$10.000,000.00 Million Us Dollars to you to help the children of God and
help in developing the Churches to see its Growth, and the less privileged
people in the society. Please I want you to note that, this fund is laying
in a Security Company, of which my lawyer will file in application for the
change of ownership to your name or your ministry.
Lastly I honestly pray that this money when Claimed by you will be used for
the said purpose,because I have come to find out that wealth acquisition
without Christ is vanity upon vanity. If you have to die says the Lord, keep
fit and I will give you the crown of life. May the Grace of our Lord Jesus
Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.I
await your urgent reply.My alternate e mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in Christ