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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: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 20:44:52 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: From: Donald Clark.
My name is Donald Clark,Director of Finance in ASHLAND OIL CO.in South Africa.I have the honor to ask for your
patnership in a business transaction with a Minister of petroleum in Government who wanted to move the sum of 105
million dollars for investment in US.Because of strict laws over involvement of Government officials in business
transaction,he has asked me to link the business to any capable US Company to handle the transaction.
The money will come to your account as proceed of oil contract which was awarded to you.All documents covering this
claim will be provided by the Government.If you are interested,kindly forward to me name and address of the
company you want to use,Bank name,address,and account number.
We shall work together to send the fund into your account,and 30percent goes to you,70percent to the Minister.
From: Donald Clark.
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