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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:
From: "Lady Martha Stirling" <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 08:48:23 -0600
Subject: Response Needed!!!!
I am Lady Martha Stirling, Laird of Keir ,Recently my Doctor told me
that I have limited days to live due to the cancerous problems I am
suffering from,why my Husband is late Sir D. S,Chairman of Stirling
& Wright General Partners, I will also issue a Letter of Authority
that will empower you as an original beneficiary of this fund through