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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: mark louis <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 23:03:56 +0200
Subject: OFFICE OF THE FINANCIAL AUDITORS
OFFICE OF THE FINANCIAL AUDITORSINTERNATIONAL CREDIT SETTLEMENT DEPTLONDON. ATTENTION: BENEFICIARY This is to officially inform you that we have verified your payment file which worth about Five Million \ United States Dollars (US$5,000,000.00) only. We also found out that you have not receive any payment since the British Government has set aside Eight Hundred Million United State Dollars (US$800,000,000.00) only from the One Billion Dollars collected from fraudsters with the help of the Economic Financial Crime Commissions both in London and Nigeria. These include cash and frozen assess to compensate those who have been attempted or victims of fraud by some imposters/fraudsters in Nigeria, London and other part of the country. Hence we have decided to bring a solution to your problem by arranging your payment through an accredited bank in USA. This is the latest instruction by the President Umar Musa Yar Adua Federal Republic of Nigeria and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. in conjuction with US government. Please confirm if you will like to receive the fund (US$5,Million) by sending us the below information and how you wish to receive your fund. 1. Your Full Name and Address
2. Direct Phone/Fax number 3. Your Age and Nationality 4. Occupation For your information you have to stop any further communication with any other person(s) or office(s) in respect of transferring your fund, this is to avoid any hitches in finalizing your payment. You are advised to contact the below office of the Financial Auditor International Credit Settlement Dept. London with the above information as soon as you receive this important message for more direction on this Contact Person:Mr.John HillEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgNote that because of impostors, we hereby issued you our code of conduct, which is (445) so you have to indicate this code when contacting the Mr. john hill Regards,Mr. MARK LOUIS
OFFICE OF THE FINANCIAL AUDITORSINTERNATIONAL CREDIT SETTLEMENT DEPTLONDON.
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