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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: "jimy peter" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 20:36:39 +0200
Subject: I HAVE NOT FORGET YOUR PAST EFFORT
I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds transferred
under the cooperation of a new partner from Paraguay.Presently I'm in
Paraguay for investment projects with my own share of the total sum.
Meanwhile, I didn't forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in
transferring those funds despit that it failed us some
Now contact my secretary in Benin his name is Tony Hubert on this e-mail
address(firstname.lastname@example.org) ask him to send you the total of
$1.500.000 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 touched with my secretary Tony
instruct him 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 suffer ness 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 feel free to get in touch
with young Tony he will send the amount to you without any delay.
Barr Jimy Peter