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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: barrjohn larry <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 01:51:10 +0200
Subject: CONTACT MY ACCOUNT OFFICER IMMEDIATELY FOR YOUR COMPENSATION
My Dear Friend How Are You Today?
I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting the fund transferred under the cooperation of a new partner from Germany. Presently I'm in Germany for an investment projects with my own share of the total sum. Meanwhile, I didn't forget your past efforts and attempts in getting the fund transfer into your Bank Account but it failed us some how,
Now contact my Account Officer With Standard Trust Bank Plc, Cotonou, Benin Republic, his name is Mr.Joseph Ugo. his Contact E-mail Address; (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ask him to send you the total sum of ($1.200M) Us Dollars which I kept for your compensation for all your past efforts and attempts in this matter.
I appreciated your efforts at that time very much, So feel free and get in touch with my Account Officer Mr.Joseph Ugo. and tell him where to send your Check of the said amount to you.Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share the joy after all the sufferness at that time.In the moment, I'm very busy here in Germany because of the investment projects which I and the new partner are having at hand,
finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction to my account officer on your behalf to receive that money, so feel free to get in touch with him, he will send the amount to you without any delay. Take care of yourself i hope to meet you soon.
WITH BEST REGARDS
BARR JOHN LARRY,
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