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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:
Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2007 12:47:40 +0100
Subject: LARISA SOSNITSKAYA
I am Larisa Sosnitskaya and I represent Mr. Mikhail Khordokovsky the former
C.E.O of Yukos Oil Company in Russia. I have a very sensitive and confidential
brief from this top (oligarch) to ask for your partnership in re-profiling funds to the amount of US$46 Million (Forty
six million United States Dollars). I will give you the details after I have
received your response signifying your interest in this project, but in summary,
note that the funds are coming via a Bank in Europe.
This is a legitimate transaction. You will be paid 20% as your
commison/compensation for your active efforts and contribution to the success of this transaction.
You can catch more of the story on this website below or you can watch more of
CNN or BBC to get more news about my boss:
If you are interested, please do indicate by providing me with your confidential
telephone number, fax number and email address and I will provide further
details and instructions.
Please keep this confidential as we cannot afford more political problems.
Kindly send me your
response as soon as possible via the following email address:
I look forward to it.