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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: vivian smith <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 21:45:34 +0000
Subject: Greetings From Vivian Smith,
Greetings From Vivian Smith,
I am Miss Vivian Smith grieving daughter to my late father Dr.Phillip Smith, a Sierra Leone.
I am writing to you in a most desparate and pitiable situation in which I find myself after the assasination of my parents, At the moment, I need your cordial assistance in transfering a fund worth of USD $22.5 Million into your account This fund was deposited by my late father as a family belongings with a security company in Abidjan the capital City Republic of Cote DIvoire ( Ivory Coast ).
This fund represent the huge Sales of Diamond while in office as the Chairman Cheif Executive Diamond Mining Co-Operation in my country. Dr Phillip Smith my late father was assasinated by his best friends because of the position while he was in office as Chairman and Chief Executive of a Diamonds Mining Co-Operative in my country.
According to the will of my late father before his assasination he advise me to look for a foreigner who will stand as the beneficiary of the fund,He deposited this said fund in a security company as family belongings. I got to know about this information and as well able to recover all the relevant documents regards to this deposit through his foreign advise. If you are thus and truly willing to assist me and in transferring this metallic box I am ready to provide you with all the relevant informations related to this deposit including contact with security Company where the fund was was deposited.
kindly write to me through my private email address at (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about the lifting of this family belongings legally follows immediately after your positive reply
Best regards , Sincerely. Miss.Vivian Smith.
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