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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: "mrssharonabed mrssharon" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 13:07:07 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: FROM MRS SHARON ABED
Avenue 15,rue 12
Lot 1225,Deux Plateau
It's my pleasure to contact you for a business venture
There is this huge amount of money Eigtheen million U.S dollars($18,000,000.00) which my late Husband Mr.EDWARDS ABED kept for us in a security storage house here in Abidjan before he was assasinated by unknown persons.
Now my son Ben and I decieded to invest these money in your country or anywhere safe enough outside Africa for security purposes.We want you to help us to transfer this fund to your country for investment purposes on the followings below:
3). Five star hotel
if you can be of an assistance to us we will be pleased to offer to you 10% Of the total fund If you are willing and ready to assist with this project
Thank you and God bless you
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