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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: "Mrs Jean Arizapa" <firstname.lastname@example.org> (may be fake)
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 13:35:59 +0200
Subject: FROM MRS JEAN ARIZAPA
FROM MRS JEAN ARIZAPA
MY NAME IS MRS JEAN ARIZAPA,I am married to Mr.Yoko Arizapa who worked at embassy here in cote d' ivoire for nine years before he died in 26th August 2006. We were married for seven years without child. my husband died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days.Before his death we living together in good harmony.
When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum ofUSD$4.2Million (four Million Two hundred thousand U.S. Dollars) in one good Bank here in cote d' ivoire.Presently,this money is still with the Bank here.
The reason why i need a trust worthy person help, is because I have been diagnosed with blood high pressure for the past year now since after the date of my lovely husband, and the money he deposited for onward transfer to foreign business partner.am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going to. I dont need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health
as my Medical Doctor advice me.
My purpose of contacting you is that i need you to help me receive this money in your Country for the business investment with you.So that you can invest the money and take care of the investment.Please if you are interested and willing to receive this amount for the investment,kindly write me as soon as possible.my private email: ( email@example.com)
So that i will give you the contact of the bank for the bank to transfer the money to your bank account.I will offer you 35% OF THE TOTAL MONEY, THEN 3% WILL GO TO THE CHARITY HOME'S such as: widows and orphan's.
I WILL SEND YOU MY PASSPORT WITH FOR IMPORTANT VERIFICATION,ONCE YOU REPLY ME.
ALSO SEND ME YOUR INFORMATIONS SUSH AS:
1) YOUR FULL NAME.
2)YOUR PHONE NUMBER AND FAX.
3)YOUR DIRECT HOME ADDRESS.
Thanks and May God Bless.
MRS JEAN ARIZAPA