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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: Usman Yusfu <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 14:05:06 -0800 (PST)
Subject: everything is ok now,
My Good Friend,
I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting the fund transferred to a Swiss Account with the cooperation of a new partner from paraguay who is an international business man.
Presently I'm in Paraguay for investment projects with my own share of the total sum. Meanwhile, I did not forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in transferring those funds despite that it failed us some how.Now contact my secretary, her contact is:
Name: Miss. Kelechi Collins
Ask her to send you the total $450.000.00 (Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand US Dollars) which I kept for your compensation for all the past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter. I appreciated your efforts at that time very much. So feel free and get in touch with my secretary Miss. Kelechi Collins and instruct her where to send the amount to you.
Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share the joy after all the sufferness at that time. In the moment,I am very busy here because of the investment projects which me and the new partner are having at hand.
Finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction to my secretary on your behalf to receive that money, so get in touch with Miss. Kelechi Collins and she will send the amount to you without any delay.
With best regards
Sen. Usman Yusuf
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