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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: ahmed mohammed <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 08:20:08 -0700 (PDT)
From Ahmed Mohammed
Telephone +225 0738 5498
In confidence,I have to introduce myself for I am Ahmed Mohammed, the only child of late Chief and Musa Mohammed, I wish to request for your assistance in my efforts to procure the transfer of my inherited funds for investment ventures Overseas.
I have Four Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($4,500,000.00) here in my name with one of the prime banks here and I will require your assistance in receiving the transfer of the funds in your local account for investment purposes. As it is my desire to come over to your country to further my education while you take care of the investment of the money.
I will be very appreciative if you can return to me with urgent dispatch to enable me advise you on the modalities.
I await in anticipation to receive your immediate response.
My Kind Regards!
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