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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: sarah ali <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 14:45:25 -0800 (PST)
Subject: DEAREST ONE.
happy day to you and your families
I saw your email in the internet
during my searching for a reliable person
overseas who will come to my aide by
assisting me in claiming my money and other family treasury that my late father deposited in a security company here in Abidjan.I hope that you will be very honest with me in managing this money for me for
Investment. email me on time because I want to leave
this place immediately due to the people that assassinated my
beloved father. presently i am hiding in a hotel and I have decided
to remain here until I hear from you, and again i will want you to assure
me the safety of this money and the family treasure in your position before I will give you the contact of the security company.So that you will contact the security company on my behalf as my late father's business partner overseas and that you want me to come over to your Country to stay with you and continue my education.And that you want them to tell you procedure of removing this money and family treasure from the security company here in Abidjan.
N/B To whom ever that is interested in helping me to have an oral discussion kindly include your phone number when replying to this mail.
Thanks and God bless you.
Miss SARAH ALI Note below
THE AMOUNT OF THE MONEY DEPOSITED IS
6.8 MILLION DOLLARS.
WITH 185KG OF GOLD .
pls here is my private email box below.
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