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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: Rose guei <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 11:37:29 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Dear Respectful one,
Dear Respectful one,
RESPOND VIA E-MAIL; (email@example.com
Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I am Rose guei the only Daugther of late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Guei.My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan , the economic capital of Ivory coast, my father was
poisoned to dearth by his business associates on one of their outings on a business trip .
My mother died when I was a baby and since then my father took me so special.
Before the death of my father on November 2002 in a private hospital here in Abidjan he secretly called me on his bed side and told me that he has the sum of seven million, five hundred thousand united state dollars (USD.7,500,000) depsited in one of the
Security Finance Company here in Abidjan ,that he used my name as his only Daugther for the next of Kin in depositing of the fund as faily valuables.
He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates. That I should seek for a look foreign
partner in a country of my choice who will assist me for investment purpose.
I am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways: (1)To stand as my late father's foreign partner before the security company.
(2) To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am only 19years.
(3)To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to secure a resident permit in your country.
Moreover, I am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum as compensation for your effort/input after the successful clearing of the fund from the security company.
Furthermore, Please indicate your interest for I believe that this transaction would be concluded within fourteen(14) days from the day you signify your interest to assist me.
Anticipating to hear from you soon.
Thanks and God bles
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