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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: jean jacques <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 13:30:34 -0700 (PDT)
Compliments of the day,
I am totally convinced to write you in reference of the transfer of US $ 3.5 Million to your account for onward investment (industries) in your country. Though we have not met before but I strongly believe that one has to confiding in someone to succeed sometimes in life.
There is this amount of Three million, five hundred thousand U.S dollars ($3.500, 000.00) which my late Father, He deposited for me in a private strorage company here before he was assassinated by some unknown hoodlums in this on going fatal political war here between the hostile rebels and the government of this country.
Because of recent political/civil war eructated here I decided to invest this money in your country or anywhere safe enough outside Africa for security and political reasons.
I want you to help me to transfer this fund to your country for investment purposes on the
2). Automobile manufacturing.
3). Five star hotel. If you can be of assistance to me, I will be pleased to offer to you the 20% Of this total fund (indicated above).
Further details will be made known to you on confirmation of your interest to assist me .
Your urgent reply will be highly appreciated.
Thank you and God bless.
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