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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: MR KUNDE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 17:28:22 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: MORE INFORMATION AND CALL ME
I am now sure that you can be the right person to do this transaction because from all indications, I have seen that you are a careful and honest person like me. I do not intend to put you into hassles because there is no way the fund can be transferred without legalizing it because at the height of approving the fund for transfer, once my bank here is satisfied with your submissions and that you are the beneficiary to the fund, the bank will issue some legal documents to cover the fund so that no institution will poke-nose .You can also open a new account for the transfer if you are afraid of using your old account but one thing I have to assure you is that nothing will ever happen to your account .
I do not know whether it will be possible for you to come down here to my country so that you will go back with my two kids after the operation has been completed.
I am happy hearing from you. Do not ever be afraid of this transaction because I am strongly behind you.You are going to receive the funds in either dollars depending on what your bank decides at last. It is true that some necessary expenses will be made but what I cannot say at this stage is the total estimate because there are some that will be done directly by me and few that will be made by you but all these are not the bone of contention because once we work concertedly, we are definitely going to make it. Let not your mind be focused on expenses only but on how we can succeed.
You are not supposed to fear when I am in front of this matter.I want to assure you that no other person is in this transaction with me today except you and I but be assured that you are safe.
I thank you for responding again to my mail. Believe that trust is required before we can achieve anything. I want you to know that we have a spy unit in our bank that can also monitor communications going on within my bank of which they can trap a message and use it to investigate your claim. In this case,
I have stopped writing you from my office but if in the future you receive any message relating to this transfer that is not from me, do not respond to it but rather forward it to me for advice because I will be in a better position to know how the letter has come to you. I want you to know that I have nothing against you. No other person presently is in this transaction with me because I will only settle the necessary people when I conclude.
There is no doubt that I will invest my own share of the money in your country after we are successful because there is no way I can take the money to another place after you have helped me but you need to tell me the possible things one can invest in when I will come to your country with my family.
I have received your message and has agreed to work with you since there is a trust between us. My only concern is for you to keep the secret so that other people will not know what we are doing and may later implicate us out of enemity. This is a begging opportunity which I do not want to miss. I am repeating most of what I said before so that you can understand and step in to actions quickly.
Be sure that you have no risks to fear about.
The gurantee is that I am working in the same bank and
will also serve as an insider on your behalf. I do not want you to have any fears of any kind because if there is anything to fear about, I would have been the one to fear more since I work in the same place.
I am sure also that no one is coming later to ask you whether you are the real next of kin or not because I studied every thing before contacting you and moreover, I cannot involve myself to danger in the same bank where I am working.
I see this as an opportunity for me to be great and I want you also to be honest with me after the fund has been transferred to your account.
I believe that you will not betray me at last. From the way you have answered me, I have the belief you are honest.
I need you to send to me quickly the account information (banking coordinates) where you will like the fund be transferred to so that I will use the information to fill an application which will be submitted to the bank secretly on your behalf by me.
I have no wrong thing to do with your account. Do not be afraid at all .
After submitting the application on your behalf, the bank will contact you directly after receiving the application but you must not let the bank know that I am the one that informed you about it to avoid suspicions.
You need to expedite actions because we are about conducting our first quater revision of files in my bank and if there is no claim for this fund, other people may discover the fund during our next audit.
I want you also to call me once you receive this message for more acquaintances in case there is any thing you never understood so far.+226 76 664 327.
Dont be afraid because I am here to give you all the guidelines required.
I am waiting to receive the account details from you to enable me start the preliminary procedures.I want you to try and keep this transaction secret till everything is over because of our security.
Waiting to hear from you.
My Regards for you and family
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