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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: "Miss Juli Mungo" <email@example.com> (may be fake)
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 09:11:23 +0200
Subject: APPEAL FOR URGENT HELP
APPEAL FOR HELP.
With due respect and with GOD all thing were
possible that is why I call for help to please Permit
me to inform you of my desire of going into business
relationship with you.
I am Juli Mungo the only daughter of late
My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan
the economic capital of Ivory coast, my father was
poisoned to death by his business associates on the
first of December 2004 on their outing for the new
My mother died when I was a baby and since then my
father took me so special. Before the death of my
father on december 2004 in a private hospital here in
Abidjan he secretly called me on his bed side and
told me that he has the sum of nine million United
State Dollars. US(9.m) left in fixed /suspense
account in one of the prime bank here in Abidjan
that he used my name as his only daughter for the next of
Kin in Depositing of the fund.
He told me that I should seek for a foreign partner
in a country of my choice where i will transfer this
money into and use it for investment purpose such as
real estate management or hotel management.
I am honourably seeking your assistance in the
(1) To provide a bank account in which this money
would be transferred into.
(2) To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am
only 25 years old.
(3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your
country to further my education and to secure a
resident permit in your country.
Moreover, I am willing to offer you 20% of the
total sum as compensation for your effort/input after
the successful transfer of this fund into your
nominated account overseas.
All the necessary arrangement has been made at the
bank where my late father deposited this fund and the
DIRECTOR of the bank told me that as soon as an
account of my choice is forwarded to their bank that
they will transfer this fund to my destination.
Please mail me immediately you received this mail on my
direct e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org for us to proceed in this
transaction which I beleived
that in few days you shall call me for good news that
comfirm my money in an account which you will provide.
Furthermore, you indicate your options towards
assisting me as I believe that this transaction would
be concluded within seven days you signify
interest to assist me.
Anticipating to read from you.
Thanks and God bless you.
Please contact me through my private email email@example.com for