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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: Miss Ella Isabel <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 17:10:40 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Dear Friend
How are you? Hope you are fine.
Please, permit me to inform you of my desire of going into long time relationship and financial transaction for our mutual benefits.
I am Ella Lucia Isabel Nzema, and I m' 19years of age, the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Colin Nzema, My father was Gold Agent in Abidjan ( Ivory Coast ). My mother died when I was four years old and since then my father took me special as his only daughter. Before the death of my father on 20th February 2006 in a private hospital here in Abidjan he called me on his bedside and told me that he has a sum of (USD$15,000,000.00 Million Dollars) he deposited in one of the famous Security Company here in Abidjan, that he used my name as his beloved daughter for the next of kin in depositing the fund, he said I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose as his family members poisoned him to death because of his wealth.
My father also told me that he did not detail the security company the real content of the box as he declared it as contains family treasures. Please I humbly seek for your assistance, to help me to help me retrieve this box out from the security company move it to your country this and transfer the money ($15,000,000.00) into your account for investment, and to serve as guardian of this fund, since I am are still a students, to make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education. Thanks as you made up your heart to help orphans like me.
Please, I urge you to make this transaction confidentiality within your hearth for security purposes.
Ella Isabel Colin Nzema.
Please For The Security Of This Transaction; Reply Me Through This E-Mail Box: firstname.lastname@example.org
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