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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: my friend <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 08:39:26 -0600
Subject: GOOD NEWS !!!!!!!!
GOOD NEWS !!!!!!!!Your share of USD$5.5M my dear good FriendHow are you and your family,hope that every one is fine
and healthy?,What is the situation of life for now
because i have not hard from you since and i dont know
that condition of life for you at the moment.Please makesure that your family are well taken care off ok.Well I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting
those funds transferred under the co-operation of a new
partner from Los Angeles.Presently i'm in Los Angeles for investment projects
with my ownshare of the total sum. meanwhile,i didn't
forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in
transferring those funds despite that it failed us somehow.Now contact my Account officer his name is ACCOUNTANT
JOHN E PECK (CPA) on ( email@example.com ) and ask
him to send you the total of $5,500,000.00M usd (FIVE
MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS
ONLY)which i kept for your compensation for all the past
efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter. I
appreciated your efforts at that time very much. sofeel free and get in touched with my Account officer
ACCOUNTANT JOHN E PECK (CPA) and instruct him where to
send the amount to you.BELOW IS MY ACCOUNT OFFICER COMPLETE INFORMATIONS:CONTACT PERSON: ACCOUNTANT JOHN E PECK (CPA)EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgFurnish him with your informations like;Your full name.............your contact address..................your phone numbers....................Mailing address...................Please do let me know immediately you receive the money
so that we can share the joy after all the sufferness at
that time. in the moment, I am very busy here in Los
Angeles because of the investment projects which me andthe new friends are having at hand, finally, remember
that I had forwarded instruction to the Accountant on
your behalf to receive that money, so feel free to get
in touch with My Account officer ACCOUNTANT JOHN E PECKhe will send the amount to you without any delay.GIVE HIM YOUR PAYMENT CODE NUMBER TO RECONCILE WITH YOUR
Payment Ref.Batch NO:ECW/PED/EPR/00-1/1-44/2007.I remain Yours Sincerely,D MAXWELL.
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