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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:
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 05:45:42 +0900 (JST)
Subject: Read With Sympathatic Mind?
DEAR TRUSTED ONE,
I KNOW YOU MAY NOT KNOW WHO I AM PERSONALLY. BUT PLEASE BE SYMPATHATIC TO ME AND ASSIST ME WITH THE HEART OF A CHILD OF GOD.
MY NAME IS MISS PRISCA KAMARA A 19 YEARS OLD DAUGTHER OF LATE MR DAVID KAMARA FROM ZIMBABWE.MY FATHER USED TO BE A WELL KNOWN COCOA FARMER IN OUR COUNTRY ZIMBABWE AND HE WAS AMONG THE FARMERS THAT WERE KILLED DURING THE RECENT LAND DISPUTES BY THE AGENTS OF OUR PRESIDENT ROBERT GABRIEL
BUT BEFORE HE WAS MURDERED, HE HAS BEEN RUNNING HIS BUSSINESS TRIPS (AGRICULTURAL CROPS) FROM OUR COUNTRY ZIMBABWE TO ABIDJAN THE CAPITAL OF COTE D'IVORIE.I WAS INFORMED IN SCHOOL (GHANA-ACCRA) ABOUT THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF MY FATHER AND RETURED HOME.
TWO WEEKS AFTER HIS DEATH MY MOTHER TOLD ME ABOUT THE DEPOSITE OF $19.5 MILLION DOLLARS(NINTHEEN MILLION,FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS) IN A BANK IN ABIDJAN,COTE D'IVOIRE WITH A FOREIGN PARTNER WHICH SHE DON'T KNOW. ALSO THE DOCUMENT OF THE DEPOSITE ARE HERE WITH ME.
I AND MY LITTLE BROTHER HAD TO LIVE FOR COTE D'IVOIRE BECAUSE OF THIS FUND AND ALSO OUR SAFTY, NOW WE ARE PRESENTLY IN ABIDJAN,COTE D'IVOIRE .
I HAVE TO STOP HERE SO FAR, I WILL GIVE YOU MORE DETAILS WHEN I HEAR FROM YOU AND ALSO I WILL BE GREATFULL TO YOU AND TO GOD, IF YOU HELP ME TO BRING THIS FUND OUT FROM THE BANK TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR OUR FUTURE AND ROUND UP OUR EDUCATION (MY SELF AND MY KID BROTHER).
PLEASE BE SYMPATHATIC TO ME AND ASSIST ME AS YOUR OWN BLOOD.
AWAITTING FOR YOUR REPLY.
GOD BLESS. YOURS FAITHFULLY, MISS PRISCA KAMARA .
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