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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: benson son <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2007 03:39:37 +0900
Subject: URGENT ATTENSTION IS NEEDED
Good day Dear,
My Dear, How are you today? My dear, I am having serious problem with my uncles now. I have US$12 million which my late father deposited with my name in a maximum trunk box as the only next of kin, since all the asset which my father left behind before his death was seized by my uncles simply because of my father's death. I was able to found my fathers deposit certificate which he used to deposit the trunk box in a security company here in London, so my dear i need your assistance in receiving this amount to your country for investment purposes.
I have contacted the security company where the maximum trunk box was deposited here in London, and they told me that my name is in the deposited document as soul next of kin, but my late father stated that the money was meant for his business partner abroad, though the name of the business partner was not mentioned in the deposit document. Therefore, the security company manager asked me to seek for my late father foreign partner to contact them to enable them release and transfer the box to your country on my behalf .As soon as you confirm the box in your care, then i will visit you for investment there
I am contacting you because of the need to involve a foreigner with foreign address as beneficiary. I need your full co-operation to make this transfer fine because the management is ready to approve the release of the trunk box to me immediately my partner contact them from now. I will give you the security company contact address later immediately, if you are able and with capability to handle such amount in strict confidence and trust according to my instructions and advice for our mutual.
if this proposal are well understood and ready to proceed further with me provide me with below information's immediately to enable me give you further information to proceed.
Hope to read from you soon
FULL NAME:SEX:COMPANY: IF ANYFULL CONTACT ADDRESS:PHONE:CELL:FAX:CITY:STATE:ZIP CODECOUNTRY:OCCUPATION:This will help me to start the process of this transfer.
Contact me via my private e-mail email@example.com Regard.Mr. Benson.
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