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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: "mrphilip" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 11:41:11 -0600
Subject: URGENT PLS.
Dear Kane ,
Thanks very much for your replied mail towards my proposal that i sent to you dated and i quite understoods with you as regards but no matter what i don't mind your english since you can speak a little while your full co-operation is highly needed.Language doesn't matter but you can go on little that you can speak ok.
As you requested me to call you on your number that you gave to me which i have been trying but we are having net work problem but we due recieved calls till they suit out the commiuncation problem so why can't you call me as regards on my private number +229-93991997 so that we can talk its very important.
I will be glad to recieved from you your full name with your postal address and tel/fax number,also your age even your bank information where the fund will be transfered and as soon as i recieved this informations from you i will send the text of application form to you which you have to study and fill before you send it to the bank where the fund stated,with this your application will enable the bank to start processing the transfer of the fund into your account without any delay.
Pls take note this transfer of the fund can only take ten working days base on how you co-operated and which you will not delay so i hope everything is clear to you as this is risk free and legal business that will benefit both of us.
Hope to hear from you soonest and God bless you due call me pls.
Fecha:Tue, 15 Aug 2006 22:36:09 +1000
Asunto:merci for mail
I make reply to you mail. svp no arrèt de mail me, send more mail. I not good Anglais and make as first language français. I need take care of hermine in yard and i go now.
Please call me soon I have toll free US number not cost you. +1-800-293-7901