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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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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2007 13:09:43 +0100
I have Paid for the delivery fee for your Cheque Draft.but the manager of
Financial Trust Bank Plc Benin told me that before the check will get to
you that it will expire.So i told him to cash $1.5M all the necessary arrangement
of delivering the $1.5M in cash was made with GLOBAL MAX COURIER COMPANY
Below is the needed information to enable them deliver your fund to you
immediately. the only fee you have to pay them is $95 usd that they will
use to obtain insurance certificate and claims of affidavite that will prove
that the parcel that consist total sum of $1.5M belong to you be rest assure
that all other fees have been paid by me.GLOBAL MAX COURIER
REV. DR.DAVID ROBERT
EMAIL: ( email@example.com )
PHONE NUMBER: 00229 934 877 42
1.YOUR FULL NAME...............
2.YOUR HOME ADDRESS............
3.YOUR CURRENT HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER....
4.YOUR CURRENT OFFICE TELEPHONE.........
5.A COPY OF YOUR PICTURE...............
6.COMPANY REGISTRATION NO EG58945....
7.CODE NUMBER 0140479.......
Please make sure you send this needed info to the Director general of Global
Max Courier Company REV.DR DAVID ROBERT with the address given to you.
Note ;The Global Max Delivery COURIER COMPANY LTD don't know the contents
of the Box. I registered it as a Box of family valuable belongs. They don't
know it contents fund. this is to avoid them delaying with the Box. don't
let them know that is money that is in that Box.I am waiting for your
Thanks and Remain Blessed.
Mr James williams