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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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Some comments about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: "zainab ibrahim" <firstname.lastname@example.org> (may be fake)
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 22:18:13 +0000
Hello Good Day Sir,
I would like to apply through this medium for your co-operation to secure an opportunity to invest and do joint business with you in your country.
I have a substantial funds and diamonds i honorably intend to invest in your country into a very lucrative business venture of which you are to advise and execute the said venture over there for the mutual benefits of both of us.
Your able co-operation is to become my business partner in your country and create ideas on how to invest and properly managed the funds and diamonds after the consignment which contains the funds and diamonds is moved direct to your custody with your able assistance.
Meanwhile,on indication to your willingness to handle this project sincerely by protecting my interests in this proposal,I would furnish you with the full detailed procedure and the amount involve and nature of the deposited funds and diamonds.
Then we will mutually agree on your percentage interest or share holding for helping me to secure the release of the deposited consignment which contains the funds and diamonds,and investing the money in your country under your proper management and care.
I shall be glad to reserve this respect and opportunity for you,if you so desire,but i do urge you to give this matter the immediate attention it deserves from you.
If this proposal is acceptable by you,please do not make undue advantage of the trust i bestow on you,and your urgent reply is highly needed today for more detailed information's.
Looking forward to your positive response today and a mutual healthy business relationship with you.
Best regards,and have a great day.
Miss Zainab Ibrahim