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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: "Mrs. Renee Mcdonald" <email@example.com> (may be fake)
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 03:20:11 +0000
Subject: PLEASE KEEP IT TO YOURSELF
Hello my good friend,
I really need your urgent assistance, and that is why i am writing you this proposal. Before anything let me tell you about myself.
I am Mrs. Renee' McDonald one of the Banking Officers in City National Bank here in America. For your information, i contacted you in regards to a fund deposited by my late partner Mr. Ahmed Mustapha that died in kuwait in the year 2001. Of which since he died the fund is still in our Bank awaiting claims.
Furthermore, our Chief Executive Officer (J. Roland Velvin) called all the officer's in our Bank this morning, that we should go through our file, in order to be sure if there is any fund deposited for more then 4 years without claims from the depositor or next of kin. And after going through my prolife. It came to my notice that the sum of $5,800,000 Million Dollars was deposited by Mr. Ahmen Mustapha for the past 6 years, and since then nobody has come for the claims of the fund.
In addition, i don't want you to be worried about anything in this transaction, all i need from you is trustworthingnes, and i don't want you to disclose this transaction to anybody, because of my own security as a Banker, so please i will want you to be responding me through email only, but with time i will give you my personal number here in America, so you can be calling me any time you wish. And please i will want you to tell me amount from the total sum that will be good for your assistance.
Finally, if you wish to know more about me, i will give you our Bank web site and my personal profile that will tell you more about me.
Thanks and may our good Lord bless you as i look forward to read from you through my personal email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Renee' McDonald