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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: camara rose <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 18:27:05 -0400
Subject: FROM Madam Rose camara.
FROM Madam Rose camara.
My Dear, I am Madam Rose camara. A citizen of Gambia, widow to the late former minister of finance in Philippine who died on 15th of May 2004.My husband fell sick and he was flown to France for treatment but later died of ulcer and he has been buried.I inherited a total sum of 11 million dollars from my late husband, this money which is concealed in a metallic trunk box is deposited with a security and finance company here in Philippine. Due to the instruction I laid down before I deposited the box, that I needed maximum security/safety of my consignment and no body nor government organization can trace the where about of the box until I am ready and prepare to claim it. for this reason the securitycompany used their diplomatic means to send the box out of Philippines to Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire where they have their underground secrete vault.
This deposit was coded under a secret arrangement as a family treasure. This means that the security company does not know the content of this trunk box that was sent from the Philippine to Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire under a diplomatic coverage for safe keeping.
My main purpose of sending you this mail is because of the way I found you and perhaps trustworthy to give you this priority of shipping the box of money to any address that you think is very secure and save in your country with your percentage of which weshall chat on soon.In fact, since the death of my husband, his brothershas been seriously chasing me around with constant treats, trying to suppress me so that they might have the documents of his landed properties and confiscatethem. They have successfully collected all his properties, yet they never stopped there, they told me to surrender all bank account of my late husband, which I did, but I never disclose to them this deposit with the security company in Abidjan- Côte dIvoire, because this is where my future and destiny lies upon.
The family of my late husband never aware of the secret existence of this deposit which I made with the security company and they can never be aware of it.Out of fear of my late husbands family, and when the situation becomes uncontrollable because of pressure on me from the Government of the Philippines, I decide to look for a trustworthy person who could assist me retrieve this box of money from the security companyfor onward lodgement into his account for the purposeof future investment. Consider my situation as a widow and come to my rescue.There is need for urgent action because I'm paying $50 dollars per day as a demurrage to the security company for safe keeping this consignment.. I will send you the Authorization Certificate to call them in my next mail which is the Certificate of deposit that theygave me on the very day when the box of money was deposited under their company.I give thanks immensely for your co-operation as I look forward to hear from you soon.All the best,Madam Rose camara
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