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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:
Date: Fri, 4 May 2007 16:46:19 +0900 (JST)
Subject: From Miss Love Dikko.
From Miss Love Dikko.
Please i want you to reply me through this my private email (email@example.com ) for security reasons.
First I must solicit for your confidence and approval considering the fact that we don't know each other before.
My name is Love Dikko, I am the only Daughter of late Chief D Dikko, who was a politician and hail from Gagnoa Village of Cote d'Ivoire, my parents was attacked by the R D R rebel on their way to Daloa village in
Cote d'Ivoire and sustained injuries and died three day later.
Before his death, he revealed to me that he deposited with a prime Bank in Cote D'Ivoire the sum of Ten Million Five hundred Thousand Dollars (USD$10.5M).
I am writing to inform you of my desire to invest, and continue my Education in your country.Presently I am staying in Abidjan till my inheritance has been transferred to any foreign account which I as the next of kin shall provide.
Therefore I want you to help me transfer and invest this money in your country, because my father told me that it is dangerous to invest in Africa due to the market instabilities coupled with economic and political situation in Africa.
I urge you to make a good arrangement for a joint business investment on my behalf in your country. I have agreed that 20% of the total amount will be for your effort and another 10% to cover all the expenses that may incure during the business transaction, Last, I urge you to keep this
strictly confidential as no one knows my where about. Please as you
show your willingness, send me your full name, home address ,
Tel/Fax number and a copy of your picture or passport to build a mutal relationship between us.
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