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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: "James Anthony" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 18:30:39 +0200
Subject: CONTACT WESTERN UNION IMMEDIATELY FOR YOUR PAYMENT
* DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
FOREIGN REMITTANCE DIVISION ATM
INTERCONTINENTAL BANK PLC BENIN
This is to notify you that after the meeting held on 20th of May 2008.
His Exelence the PRESIDENT OF FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF BENIN DR YAYI BONI. has
Instructed this Department to send your funds through western union money
transfer for easier receive of your inherinted funds without any further
delay. to avoid paying money to the fraud stars that is going on through the
*Now we have arranged your payment of ($2.4millions) Two millions four
hundred thousand united state dollars, in atm payment card, to be sent to
you through western union money transfer payment:
Your payment will sending to you by western union, the amount you will
receive per day is $5,100
The minister trust funds of Benin Republic will send you the currently
standards track details you need to pick up your ($5,100) payment by western
union,you will receive every day till you receive the $2.4millions united
The director administrtor trust funds have already signed your payment, now
you are free to comply with wemaco payment office on this email: ( **
firstname.lastname@example.org* <email@example.com>* ) However, kindly contact
the below person who is in position to release your payment by western
union. $5,100 per day
Mr Martins Dubesi,
western union department
Oceanic Bank Plc Benin,
Mobile: 00 229 937-290-38
E-mail: ( **firstname.lastname@example.org* <email@example.com>* )
The Oceanic western union payment canter has been mandated to issue out your
payment and you have to stop any further communication with any other
person(s) or office(s) to avoid any hitches in receiving your payment.
Therefore the only fee you will pay them is $150 usd the money is what they
will use for the renewing of your file before you will start receiveing your
funds via western union.
Note that the administrator payment need this details from you to process
Comply now because as soon as you sent this required details to Mr Martins
Dubesi he will start sending your payment by western union
Regards to you and your family ,
Thanks and be bless .
DR ANTHONY JAMES*