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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: michael attahobi <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 16:16:47 +0000
Subject: READ AND GET BACK TO ME
Dear Friend, I got your contact during my search for a reliable,trust worthy and honest person to introduce this transfer project with. i bring this transaction in good faith and hope also that you will handle it as your own affair,My name is Mr. Michael Attah Ezra, I am Charles Taylor's banker and i am from Ghana also working at the International Commercial Bank Ghana. I am a Ghanaian married with four kids. I am writing to solicit your assistance in the noble transfer of US$10.550.000.00. This fund was place on a SUSPENSE ACCOUNT without a beneficiary in branch which I am working. In my last discussion with Charles Taylor,this fund was meant to be transfer to Cameron where he intend to resettle as Nigeria government fail to grant him stay any more as result western power pleasure,as he has arrested by UNITED.NATION,so i find it as my opportunity to have this fund by my self therefore i urge you to team hand with me receive this money into your bank account. What really matters in this relationship is the entire approach believing this to be welcome development. I must stress that I contacted you on trust,understanding, and oneness for the realization of this project. Base on this prejudice, I need your utmost co-operation, support and truthfulness in this relationship. This is because, the business I am about to establish with you must definitely take us affluence and be considered as the biggest welcome development of the year. You must understand that This is monetary matter As an officer of the bank, I cannot be directly connected to this money thus I am impelled to request for your assistance to receive this money into your bank account. I intend to part 25% of this fund to you while 75% shall be for me. I do need to stress that there are practically no risk involved in this. It is going to be a bank-to-bank transfer to your nominated bank account anywhere you feel safer. All I need from you is to stand as the original depositor of this fund. If you accept this offer, I will appreciate your timely response also you canE-mail me on: firstname.lastname@example.orgWith regards,Michael Ezra
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