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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: "Mrs Lilian Jones" <email@example.com> (may be fake)
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 14:23:44 +0700
Subject: FROM MRS LILIAN JONES
Thank you for the attention beeing given to go through my
mail.I am Dr.Mrs.Lilian Nok Jones, The wife the iraq military finance
corps Chief, who was incharge of the payment of the military salary
during his life service time . I am 58 years old, i am now receiving
treatment in the hospital. It's quite obvious that I won't live Longer
according to my doctor as i am suffering from my kidney transplant
illness,this is because my illness has gotten to a very bad stage.
My late husband died from the British and American attacks over my
country , and during the period of our marriage we had two male children
Adamu and Idris. After the death of my husband , I inherited some money
which my late husband deposited with a Security Finance Company in
Thailand for safety .The doctor has advised me that I may not live long, so
I now decided to contact you to assist my two sons to claim this money
From where it was deposited and guide them for investment as you are a
potential business man.
My family will be interested in doing business in your country,
thefore i would like to seek your assistance and help.I am interested
particularly in properties , but your advise on other areas of
private sector would be highly appreciated, i am in believe that you
would be of great help in guiding my two sons to a sucessful exploration
investment potentials of your country , which guarantees good capital
returns and human security .As a result of this, i can take you in
confidence bassically due of the source of the fund , hereby
believing that your assistance will be profitable to us.
The amount in question is USD$8.5 Million .I will appreciate your
willingness to carry this transactions the gratification remark which
will be determined as soon as i hear from you.As i have maped out 20%,
for your assistance and 5% would be used for the re-embursement of any
expenses that is encurred during on the process of this transaction .
Lastly, I honestly pray that this money when transferred to your
country will be
used for the said purpose of investing in the industry, because I
have come to find out that wealth acquisition without Allah is vanity
I await your urgent reply to enable me up-date you with more
information and how to proced.
Do feel free to ask me any question if you wish to as my husbands
death has blocked every trace of this money from us,the documentations
relating to the deposit of this fund are all intact with my first son
for your verification .I await to hearing from you soonest.
Mrs Lilian Nok Jones