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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: rose <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2008 23:51:07 +0800 (CST)
Subject: FROM: MRS ROSE ROBERT.
FROM: MRS ROSE ROBERT.
With due resperct and humblelity. I am Mrs.ROSE ROBERT. from Tunisia but now undergoing medical treatment. I was married to MR. ROBERT. who worked with a cocoa company in ABIDJAN for nine years, before he died in the year 2002. We were both married for eleven years without children.
He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $ 19.2 million deposited in a company here in Cote D' Ivoire. And he daposited it as family valuebles not as money. I will send you the contact details of the company as soon as you indicate your interest.
Recently, my Doctor told me that I will die soon due to my cancer illness. Having known my condition and believing the doctor I have decided to donate this fund to avoid total loss to church, Less privilege, or better still a Christian individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein.
This money should be used to help churches, orphanages ,widows and propagating the Gospel and to ensure that the house of God is maintained. Please do not fail to spread the funds across the globe especially AFRICA as soon as you receive the money.
I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are fighting over the properties and I don't want my husband's hard earned money to be misused by their greedy attitude. I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an UNGODLY manner, hence the reason for taking this bold decision. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact information of the company.
God bless you.
Mrs Rose. Robert.