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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: Mohamedkamara Mohamedkamara <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 03:48:06 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Good Day,
I am Mr,MOHAMEDKAMARA. from Republc of Lome Togo beasd in Guinee, personal Assistant to Mr Micheal George,Oil Merchant / contractor with Gabon/TotalFinaElf Service Company in Oil Field Services in Gabon .On Monday, October 22, 2005 , my Boss was killed in Motor Accident Since then I have made several enquiries to locate any of my Boss extended relatives. This has proved unsuccessful. After several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet hence I contacted you.
I contacted you to assist in repartriating the money left behind by my Boss before theyget confiscated or declared unserviceable by the security Company where this deposit was lodged.
Particularly, the Security Company where the deceased had an account valued at US$37,500,000.00 (thirty seven Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars). The Security Company issued me a notice to provide the next -of- kin or have the account confiscated. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives ,
I seek your consent to present you as the Next-of-kin to the deceased since there was no way to locate any of his relatives , sothat the proceeds of this account valued at US$37.5M can be paid to you and then you and me can share the money; 60% to me and 35% to you, while 5% will be for expenses and inheritance tax, as your government may require. I have all necessary legal documents that will be used to back up our inherittance claims. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see the deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please contact me by my email address or rather , I would like you to contact me on email.
YOUR FULL NAME.
YOUR RESIDENTIAL AND OFFICE ADDRESSES.
YOUR TELEPHONE/FAX NUMBER.
VALID COPY OF IDENTITY.
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