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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: joseph ayo <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 17:20:28 +0000
I am Mr.Joseph Ayo,chairman contract award committee for the petroleum special trust fund.I know
that these letters will come to you as a surprise since we have not met in person.please bear with me.
I am in search of an agent to assist us in the transfer of ($25,500,000.00)TWENTY-FIVE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED AMERICAN DOLLARS)INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.
And subsequent investment in properties in your country.you will be
(1) Assist in the transfer of the said sum
(2) Advise on lucrative areas for investment
(3) Assist us in purchase of properties.
So furnish me with the following particulars for me to perfect the remittance of this fund to your possession.
1,YOUR FULL NAMES.
2,YOUR COMPANY NAME (IF ANY)
3,YOUR RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS.
4,YOUR PRIVATE PHONE, CELL/FAX NUMBERS.
6, YOUR OCCUPATION.
PLEASE, REACH ME WITH YOUR INFORMATION IF YOU ARE INTERESTED,ON THIS EMAIL ADDRESS ;firstname.lastname@example.org
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