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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: "Ms. Rose Anny ." <firstname.lastname@example.org> (may be fake)
Date: Fri, 4 May 2007 11:18:48 +0100
Subject: Can I Trust You ?
I am writing you this mail only to sick for your
assistance in good faith. After reading my mail i will
want you to bear with my request and be of good
assistance to me, because bad people in this world has
made us not to trust the good once again. Before
anything i will want you to put all your trust in God,
with his holy and merciful name all things are
Well, i am Ms. Rose Anny an 18 years old girl, the
only daughter of My Late Father Dr. Raymond Anny ,
for your information, I am now in a refugee camp here
in Abidjan-Cote DIvoire, for the transferring of our
Money to your country. Be informed that my father and
mother died 5 mouths ago in a car accident, when they
where coming back from Church. Before my Late Father
died, he called me personally that he made a deposit
of (US$1,800,000.) ONE MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED UNITED
STATE DOLLARS. In a BANK here in Abidjan-Cote
In addition, all i needed is a God fearing person that
will assist me to transfer the money to his account,
because i am too small to receive the money myself,
and the law of this country those not allow anybody in
refugee camp to open an account. So that is why i
needed your assistance as i am the next of kin to the
money. And after you receive the money in your country
all i will need from you is stated below :
i) A LETTER OF INVITATION THAT WILL ENABLE ME TO
OBTAIN MY VISA TO YOUR COUNTRY.
ii) FOR YOU TO ASSIST ME TO FURTHER MY EDUCATION IN
iii) TO ASSIST ME AND INVEST THE MONEY IN A GOOD
BUSINESS IN YOUR COUNTRY
iv) WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THE TOTAL MONEY WILL BE OK FOR
As soon as i read from you, i will give you all the
vital documents that covers the Money in the Bank, and
write a letter of authauthorisationyour behalf that
will authauthorise as my partner to make claims of the
Money on my behalf.
And if you are willing to assist me try and write me for further
Thanks and God bless.
Ms. Rose Anny.