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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: "Thamba Mandus" <firstname.lastname@example.org> (may be fake)
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 14:01:08 +0100
Subject: WITH DUE RESPECT
I am emailing you with due respect and heartful of tears with agony an ophan passing through pain,since we have not met ourselves previously but for the fact that we already knows that we are in exsistance,I am asking for your assistance after i went through your profile that is why I pick an interest getting across to you in respect of investment at my disposal now I want to find out if it's possible for you to deal with individual as to investment I will be so glad if you can lead me to the right channel towards your assistance to my situation now.
I will make my proposal well known if I am given the opportunity.I am Thamba Mandus from Liberia,the only son of Late COL RUBEN HARRY Mandus.My father is now late,he died during the last crisis in my country(Liberia). He was one of the high officers in the leadership of formal president Charles Taylor who is now in custudy after many innocent soul were killed,My father was unlucky to be among those that was killed by the rebel.
The main reason why I am contacting you now is to seek your assistance in the area of my future investment and also for a help hand over some huge amount of money in my possession. This money (US10.5Million dollars)is deposited in a finance house in Abijang Ivory coast some years ago by my father he made me the sole beneficiary.
I am now asking you to stand on my behalf,to stand as my partner and in time of the claim and investment as well. I have made up my mind to offer you 17% from the total money while the remaining will go into a productive investment.
Pls attach your direct and full informations and send the message to me. at:
email@example.com for confidential reason.
Thanks and remain bless.