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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: "Mike Uga" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 17:16:46 +0000
Subject: Good News
I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds transferred
under the cooperation of a new partner from paraguay. 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 in Lome Togo his name is Rev Edmond Agulu on
email@example.com * * * * ask him to send you the total of $800.000.00
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 and get in touched with my secretary Rev Edmond Agulu and
instruct him where to send 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'm very busy 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 feel free to get in touch with Rev
Edmond Agulu , he will send the amount to you without any delay.
*Mrs Mike Uga*