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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: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2007 15:00:00 +0200 (MEST)
MR MONTEAGUDO PEREZ,
CALLE SESANA 67
28009 MADRID, SPAIN.
THIS IS CONFIDENIAL AND A BUSINESS ISSUE.
I am Mr. monteagudo perez, a consignment manager of a Finance & Securities company,in Madrid Spain.I was directed to inquire if you can handle this transaction on behalf of my boss Dr. PABLO EMILIO
The main reason for contacting you is to invite you to partner with us in the transfer of 38 million us dollars left in our finance company by our late or deceased foreign customer since January 2003. The documents of the deposits
made by our deceased foreigner, indicated no one to claim the amount after his death.Equally, he left no address behind to trace his family or any of his relatives.
We need to present someone as the beneficiary to the funds, hence we are seeking your consent to assist us claim this amount.The fund is currently lying in our custody awaiting claim. We will give you more details when we receive your affirmative response.
The primary reason for contacting you is your location and due to the fact that our client died without anyone to claim the fund.Remember this business requires a foreigner to come forward and claim the amount,and with our assistance, the claim is garantueed.There is no risk involved in this issue.
However,we agreed to give to you,30% for your assistance or help,5% is for expenses that is involved in the procees of making the claim,and the other percent is for us.
I am Looking forward to hear from you.
PLEASE REPLY TO:firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Mr Monteagudo Perez
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