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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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Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 02:43:58 +0900 (JST)
Subject: Miss Masy Bangura
Abidjan Ivoiry Coast
It is my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which I and my Brother (Henry) intend to establish in your country .I am M/s Masy Bangura the Duagther to Late Dr David Bangura From Sierra Leone in West Africa. Though I have not met with you before but I believe, one has to risk confiding
in succeed sometimes in life. There is amount of five million U.S dollars ($5,000,000.00) in a trucks Box which my late father Deposited in a private security company here in Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire before his death.
Now I and my brother have decided to invest these money in your country or anywhere safe enough outside Africa for security and political reasons.We want you to help us and retrieve the box and transfer these Funds into your personal account in your country for investment purposes on these
1, Five Star Hotel ). Real Estate business or any of your choice that will profite us in return.
If you can be of an assistance to us we will be pleased to offer to you 15% Of the total fund. I await your soonest response.
Masy and Henry
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