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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: "Ms.Mary Parker" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 12:14:00 +0100
Subject: From Mrs. Mary Parker
*Dear Beloved in Christ
Please use this money for the poor people, churches and less privileged
people .greetings to you and your family, In my search for a reliable person
and all so a Good person and having gotten your contact through prayers and
painstaking efforts I have decided to seek your help in carrying out my last
I am Mrs Mary Parker,suffering from cancerous ailment.I am married to
Mr.Robert Parker,my husband worked with the Northern Ireland Channel
Islands, England in the United Kingdom for twenty years before he died in
the year 2003. My late husband deposited the sum of £ 17.5 Million
(Seventeen Million Five Hundred Thousand Pounds) with a Bank in United
Kingdom.Recently,my Doctor told me that I have limited days to live due to
the stroke and cancerous problems I am suffering from.I have decided to
donate this fund to you and want you to use this gift which comes from my
husbands effort to fund the upkeep of widows and charities worldwide.I took
this decision because I do not have any child that will inherit this money
and my husband relatives are bourgeois and very wealthy persons and I do not
want my husband hard earned money to be misused.contact me for more
Please, I beg you to help me to collect this deposit and distributes it
Use your judgment to distribute the money and keep 10% of it to yourself.
Feel free to reimburse yourself when you have the money for any cost you
incur during the process of collecting and distributing the money.if you are
willing to help, please reply as soon as possible. May the good lord bless
With God all things are possible.
Your Sister in Christ,
From Mrs. Mary Parker *