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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 (BARR JERRY MORGAN & ASSOCIATES)
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 23:45:16 +0000
Subject: YOUR INHERITANCE
BARRISTER JERRY MORGAN & ASSOCIATES
Tel.:+44 704 570 8111
Address:33 Bedford Row
London WC1R 4JH,England
On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of
the estate of Late Engr.Jürgen Krügger.
I once again try to notify you as my
earlier letter was returned undelivered.
I hereby attempt to reach you again by
this same email address on the WILL.
I wish to notify you that late Engr.
Jürgen Krügger made you a beneficiary
to his WILL.
He left the sum of Thirty Million,One
Hundred Thousand Dollars(USD$30,100.000.00)
to you in the Codicil and last testament to
BARRISTER JERRY MORGAN ESQ.
PRINCIPAL PARTNERS: Barrister Aidan Walsh.Esq Markus Wolfgang, Mr.John
Marvey Esq, Mr. Jerry Smith Esq.