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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: "Saara Salawu" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 02:15:11 -1000
Subject: My dearest
My dearest ,
May God be praised!!!
I am Mrs.Saara Salawu
I am married to Umar Salawu of blessed memory who worked with Kuwait
embassyin Madrid Spain for nine years before he died in the year 2000. We
were married for eleven years without a child he died after a brief illness
that lasted only four days.Before his death he was a very devoted Muslim and
Iwas a devoted Christian by birth battling with both cancer and fibroid
problems when my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $10million
dollars (TEN million dollars) with a bank.
Presently, this money is still with Bank and Recently, my doctor told
me that I had a terminating illness (cancer) that would last for the next
four months. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke sickness, having
known my condition I decided to donate this fund to either a Christian or
muslim organization or individual that will utilize this money the way I am
going to instruct here in. I want this organization or individual to use
this money in all sincerity to fund churches,mosques,orphanages, widows.I
took this decision because I
don't have any child to start from and where I will stop and and I don't
want my husband hard earned money to be misused by people that call me an
unbeliever.I don't need any telephone communications,Any delay in your reply
will give me room in sourcing for another person organization or a devoted
person for the same purpose.Until I hear from you my dreams will rest
squarely on your shoulders.I know that after death I will be with God the
most high and the most merciful one.
NB:PLEASE IF YOU ARE WILLING TO HELP ME CONTACT ME THROUGH MY PRAVITE MAIL
BOX (email@example.com)GOD BLESS YOU
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