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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: Jones Diaw <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 04:40:48 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Best wish !
Good Day Dear
I am Jones Diaw from Liberia.I am 25 years old and presently
residing in Dakar-Senegal because of the political crisis in my Country.
I got your contact in strict confidence through Senegal Chamber of Commerce.
I would Honestly want to seek for an immediate assistance from you,
I have $5.7 Million US dollars belonging to my late Father Mr Paulson Diaw
who was held bondage by the Rebels during the crisis and was letter killed.
I ran to Senegal refugee Camp when I Discovered danger to my life and
that of my only yunger sister Joy. untill the death of my beloved father
he paked the above mentioned Amount in a METAL TRUNK BOX and
deposdit it with a SECURITY COMPANY in Europe for safe keeping
i have every Documents regards the transaction.
I have contacted the SECURITY COMPANY and confirmed the safety of the money/inheritance, As it is, I have the intention of investing the money
oversees and however needed a Foreigner who is capable of giving adequate
assistance to me by the way of clearing the money from the SECURITY COMPANY
and thereafter forwarding it to your Account for investments. I have nice percentage of the money for you. If Necessary, Please do feel free to ask me
questions on this as I wait for your reply soonest.
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