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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: "Ms Susan." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 08:21:20 -0800 (PST)
Subject: From: Ms Susan.
From: Ms Susan Calab.
Abidjan Cote d'ivoire
Please do reply me through my private mail box above and also send me your direct E-mail and Telephone numbers to reach you. It is my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which I intend to establish in your country. Though I have not met with you before but I believe, one has to risk confiding in succeed sometimes in life.
There is this huge amount of Five Million Six Hundred Thousand U.S Dollars ($5,600,000.00) which my late Father kept for me with a Fiduciary Fund Holder in Abidjan before he was assasinated by the Rebels during this war in Cote d'ivoire.
Now I have decided to invest these money in your country or anywhere safe enough outside Africa for security and political reasons. I want you to help me claim and retrieve this fund from the Fiduciary Fund Holders and transfer it into your personal account in your country for investment purposes on these areas:
2) The Transport Industry
3) Five Star Hotel
4) Real Estate Management
If you can be of an assistance to me I will be pleased to offer to you 15% of the total fund for your assistance to me.
I await your soonest response.
Ms Susan Calab.
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