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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: "angela" <firstname.lastname@example.org> (may be fake)
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 14:32:18 +0000
My dear, I am miss Angela from Asmara, Eritrea, single and 21 years old . Immediately after going through your profile i made up my mind to contact you for long term relationship, because you are my choice of trust and i see nothing wrong with the choice that i have made in you. Now that i am in a state of absolute confussion I must let you know that my daddy was the Financial controler to the Common Wealth North African Region.The following information is my purpose of chosing you.
My daddy was killed by unidentified family enemies and my daddy's lawyer and my daddy's brother are among the suspects, they are all against me because of my daddy's properties in Eritrea. Before my daddy died he made me the beneficiary of the amount of 14.5 Million gbp£ in his account with Citi Bank in Dakar, Senegal, i have the bank statement of account in my travelling bag in this prison. on my way travelling to dakar, sengal i arrived this gambia on transit, on the same night i arrived Gambia i was attacked by 2 big boys in my guest house (hotel) room, they rubbed me, collected my hand bag that contained all my money, as if that was not enough, they tried to rape me so i collected the nearest object in the room and hit one of them on the head and screamed to the hearing of the neighbouring compounds and people came out and decended on the criminals, the next morning the police came to the guest house and arrested me, since then i have been kept under awaiting trial here in this central prison of Gambia because the criminal i heated died as a result of the severe beating given to him by the neighbourhood.
I am among the girls newly appointed to head the girls sector in this prison, hence i have the advantage to use the prison computer to communicate with you, and i will be very glad to also have a detailed information about you. From here i communicated with citi bank and they said that according to the agreement that my daddy signed with them that i must be present in their bank to claim the money by myself OR that i should appoint a foreign partner who will claim and receive the money on my behalf. the money is my only hope in life. as soon as Citi Bank transfers the money into your bank account, you will use some of the money to get me a lawyer/s to fight for my case and get me out of here, then thesame week of my release you will fly down here in Gambia and i and you will depart to your home in your country together.
I want you to help me claim and receive the amount and also be my fund and investment manager.
Reply me only on email: Angelakenn900@yahoo.com ONLY. In your reply do give me your house address so that i will put it in my diary.
Miss Angela Kennedy