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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: francis kwame <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 03:57:11 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: please get back to me
Good day and How is every things with you over there , hope God is
in control ,I am Francis Kwame from Ghana, west Africa and I'm 26 years old .
Please I want to ask if you can assist to get some of my father's funds in the bank here, I mean he deposited it before his dead,the contents is fifty kg of gold and five million united state dollars and he used my name at the next of kin , I have all the documents concern of the deposit of the funds with me now, our lawyer told me to look for a foreigner to assists to get this funds out from the bank here to oversea.
So if you can please just get back to me for more information with this telephone number please 00233 208263579
Thanks and God bless you .
Best regards ,
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