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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.SUZZAN SAVIMBI" <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2007 09:55:30 +0000
Subject: I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE!!!
I am Mrs. Suzzan Savimbi, wife of Late Mr. JONAS SAVIMBI a mother of
children. I know we have not meet before but I am contacting you with due
sense of humanity to plead for your kind indulgence to bring hope once again
to my family after the death of my late husband MR. JONAS SAVIMBI of
blessed momories. Since after the death of my beloved husband, my children
and i have been restles. On behalf of my family, i am soliciting for an
assistance to move the sum $7 million USD to your country for investment.
The fund is presently in a security firm for safety since on the 12/2/2002.
The real content was not declared as it was kept as photographic
equipment.I need you as partner to assist in claiming the funds and provide
good investment plans for it in your country.
The funds will be under your investment control for three years during which
only the profit will be shared annually 70% for me and 30% for you
annually.The deposit documents shall be sent to you as soon as you indicate
your interest Right now i am in Accra Ghana for Asylum.With kind regards, i
look forward to receiving your prompt and favourable reply with your full
names, cell phone number, age, occupation and your contact address.
Mrs. Suzzan Savimbi
For The Family
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