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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, 8 Jun 2007 20:30:11 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: A JOB OFFER FOR YOU
I represent CHINA DIAMOND and PEARL Company based
in the CHINA.. My company exports DIAMOND and
PRECIOUS STONES. We are searching for
representatives who can help us establish a medium
of getting to our customers in Europe and
America/Canada as well as making payments through
you as our payment officer. It is upon this note
that we seek your assistance to stand as our
representative in your country.
Note that, as our representative, you will receive
10% of whatever amount you collect for the company
and the balance will be paid into an account we will
avail to you.
Please, to facilitate the conclusion of this
transaction if accepted, do reply me promptly by
email the following:
(1)Your full names,
(2)Contact address and,
Thank you for your time.
Mr. JOHNNY CHOW
If you are interested in my proposal do reply to my personal email firstname.lastname@example.org
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