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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: nasiru bashiru <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 11:10:36 +0200
Subject: From: Nasiru Bashiru.
From: Nasiru Bashiru.Avenue 122, Rue 15 YopougonAbidjan Cote D'Ivoire. West Africa.Tel: Email / (email@example.com) As Salaam Alaikum W.W,Dearest One,
Please l want you to go through this mail very well and tell me if you can help me without hurting me in anyway. I am contacting you based on trust and l believe you will treat this offer with keen interest and utmost sincerity. My name is Nasiru Bashiru, the son of late Mr and Mrs Hamed Bashiru from Cote d'ivoire based in Lebanon with my late parents that died Following the recent crises between the israeli forces and the hezbollahs militant group in lebanon during one of the israelis airstrike in lebanon, that killed 150 people and over 300 injured of which my late parents are among the died victims.
My late father runs a currency trading company and money exchange bureau in beirut. Before his untimely death he made a deposit of ($10.5 million dollars) with one of the banks here in Cote d' ivorie Abidjan on behalf of foreign business partner and reach an agreement with the bank that he will present his foreign beneficiary on the day of transfer. The reason l am contacting is for you to help me contact the bank as my late father's foreign beneficiary so that the bank will transfer the money into your bank account to enable me join you over there in your country and start with my studies while you take care of the investments for me. l will give you more details in my next mail to you if you write back. I await your response. Please if you are willing to assist me ,kindly reply on this email addr(firstname.lastname@example.org) or call on TELL;
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