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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. Lina Ibrahim" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 02:21:19 -0600
Subject: READ LINA IBRAHIM DONATION.
Greetings to you. My name is Mrs. Lina Ibrahim widow to late Mr. Malik Ibrahim fomer owner of Petroleum & Gas company here in Kuwait. I am 68 years old, suffering from long time Cancer of the breast. From all indications my condition is really deteriorating and It's quite obvious that I won't live more than 2 months according to my doctors. This is because the cancer stage has gotten to a very bad stage. I don't want your me pity me, but I need your assistance and trust.
My late husband died early last year from Heart attack, and during the period of our Marriage we couldn't produce any child. My late husband was very wealthy and after his death, I inherited all his business and wealth. The doctor has advised me that I will not live for more than 2 months, so I have now decided to spread all my wealth,
to contribute mainly to the development of charity in Africa, America, Asia and Europe. am sorry if you are embarrassed by my mail. I found your e-mail address in the web directory, and i have decided to contact you, but if for any reason you find this mail offensive, please you can ignore it and please accept my apology.
Before my late husband died he was major oil tycoon, in Kuwait and deposited the sum of Twelve million six hundred thousand dollars ( $12.6 Million Dollars ) in a Finance Firm in Europe some years ago, that's all I have left now, I need you to collect this funds and distribute it yourself to charity, so that when i die my soul can rest in peace. The funds will be entirely in hands and management. I hope God gives you the wisdom to touch many lives. That is my main concern. 20% of this money will be for you, time and effort, while 80% goes to charity will appreciate your assistance for this projects.
Please reply back to me on this e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
God bless you.
Mrs. Lina Ibrahim