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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: "Mr Favor Acheampong" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 20:27:08 +0500
Subject: Good day.
I got your Contact from our chamber of commerce and industry. I believe
that you will be capable and trustworthy to do business with; this is
an official legal notice for an unclaimed fund left by one of our
deceased client (name withheld)but a Lebanese who was a Gold Merchant
here in Ghana he passed away in December 2003 as a result of heart
My Name is Mr. Favor Acheampong the director in charge of auditing and
accounting unit of The International Commercial Bank Ghana,I discovered
the sum of $25.5 Million left in the deceased account in Our Bank and
the fund has been lying in as a suspense account, since no one has come
up for claim I hereby solicit for your immediate response and positive
committed efforts to facilitate for the claim of this funds as the next
of kin to the deceased.
Upon your positive response to this covenant I will make all necessary
information known to you so kindly get in touch with me via email on
one of those contact below for more guidelines to the repatriation of
this funds if you are truely interested please!
Mr. Favor Acheampong
Alternative Email: firstname.lastname@example.org