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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: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 07:09:14 -0700
Subject: Dear Sir / Madam
Dear Sir / Madam
sequel to a request made by a king of a gold mining community in Ashanti
region of Ghana to my organization (PETERSON INVESTMENT PROMOTIONS)to
assist them get a foreign company to be buying their gold, i hereby want
your company to establish long time business partnership with them.
Presently they have about 8350 kilos in their reserve, and mines about 520
kilos per week.Pls contact me immediately with my private telephone number
i am waiting for your urgent reply
Have a nice day.
Dr. PETER KWAME ( JP )