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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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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: MR KENNEDY <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 27 Dec 2006 07:30:52 -0000
Subject: COMPLIMENT OF THE SEASON TO YOU.
I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting the fund
transferred under the cooperation of a new partner.. Presently i'm
in Paraguay for investment projects with my own share of the total sum.
meanwhile,i didn't forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me
in transferring those funds despite that it failed us some how.
Now contact my secretary,his name is MR JAMES and his email
address iS email@example.com
ask him to send you the total $8,000.000.00 which i kept for your
compensation for all the past efforts and attempts to assist me in this
matter. I appreciated your efforts at that time very much. so feel free
get in touched with my secretary MR JAMES and instruct him where to
the amount to you.
Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share
the joy after all the sufferness at that time. in the moment, i am very
beazy here because of the investment projects which me and the new
partner are having at hand, finally, remember that I had forwarded
instruction to the secretary on your behalf to receive that money, so
free to get in touch with MR JAMES and he will send the amount to
you without any delay.
with best regards