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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: uba joe <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 19:42:18 +0100
Subject: contact ugo frank to claim your $1.2 million usd
I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds transferred under the cooperation of a new partner from paraguay. Presently i'm in Paraguay for investment projects with my own share of the total sum.meanwhile,i didn't forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in transferring those funds despite that it failed us some how.
Now contact my secretary in COTONOU BENIN REPUBLIC his name is UGO FRANK on
firstname.lastname@example.org ask him to send you the total of $1.2 million usd which i kept for your compensation for all the past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter. I appreciated your efforts at that time very much. so feel free and get in touched with my secretary ugo frankK and instruct him where to send the amount to you.contact him with this mail address and phone;;email (email@example.com ) phone (+229-934-11007)
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 because of the investment projects which me and the new partner are having at hand, finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction to the secretary on your behalf to receive that money, so feel free to get in touch with UGO FRANK,he will send the amount to you without any delay.
Regards, Barr Uba Joe
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