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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: Kim Chung <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2006 06:44:35 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: I kind assistance from you.
I have a new email address!You can now email me at: email@example.com
My name is Mr. KIM CHUNG a citizen of North Korea and I would like you to guide me through the most viable investment opportunities in your Country. Alternatively, I can invest in your line of business perhaps if its viable. I am one of the defectors from the North and I am currently residing(Refugee Camp) in South Korea. I have been in thiscountry for sometime after defecting from the North, I was into currency exchange business and I was always traveling to other parts of Europe and during that period, I was able to move out my funds and deposit it in a financial institution in Amsterdam.
I want to invest this funds in your country with your help and advice because we are being treated as foreigners here and watched because the Korean government believe we are security treat, A lotof defectors now go on to Canada or the United States and some parts of Europe to live.
I want you to send me a complete breakdown of the investment opportunities in your country and also let me know what exactly I need to do to enable you invest the funds for me in your country.
If interested, I will then come over to your country after you receive the funds and work out the investment plans with you. After I hear from you and find out the best investment business you can introduce to me, I will tell you how much is involved.
Reply as soon as possible
Regards and God Bless
- Kim Chung