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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: Raymond james <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 04:10:10 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Bank Contact Informations
YAHOO ONLINE LOTTERY
LEGAL VERIFICATION/CLEARANCE OFFICE
57b CHURCHILL AVENUE, TOTTENHAM LH24 CQ
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: (+44) 7024064491
This is to formally inform you that your contact information has been sent to
YAHOO! AFFILIATING BANK (ING Bank NL.) where your money is safely deposited for payment purpose.
ING Bank NL. is one of the sponsors of YAHOO! ONLINE LOTTERY and is the Official affiliating Bank of the YAHOO! Corporation world wide.
By this email, you have finally been cleared and certified for payment.
We advice that you contact the above mentioned bank through their contact details below so as to receive your prize money.
While contacting them, you are to scan and attach a copy of either your driving license or your international passport page or any relevant internationally recognized document carrying your photograph to meet with international banking requirement.
Endeavour to keep us abreast with progress regarding your correspondence with ING BANK NL, until you are finally paid.
CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN, ON BEHALF OF MEMBERS AND STAFF OF YAHOO ONLINE LOTTERY.
ING BANK NETHERLANDS
Amstelplein 126, Postbus 2006, 1096bc, Amsterdam,
Contact person; Mr. Anthonio Orez
Dr. Raymond James Mehta,
YAHOO CLEARANCE/VERIFICATION DEPARTMENT
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