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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: =?utf-8?q?Daniel=20Brian?= <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2008 10:19:24 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Contact Him Now
Â¡Tengo nueva direcciÃ³n de correo!Ahora puedes escribirme a:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dear friend,I am obliged to inform you that I have succeeded in receiving the funds with the help of a new partner from Paraguay Mr Fernando Alvaro Gomez, Everything was perfectly done,because of the offer i gave to one of the Lady Accountant who works with the Federal Ministry of Finance (F..M.F) and she rendered a tremendous help to us My new partner initiated this idea and everything worked out successfully.In appreciation of your earlier assistance to me in receiving the funds I have decided to compensate you with the sum of $950,000,00. Nine Hundred and fifty Thousand United States Dollars in a Cashier's cheque. This is from my own share I did this simply to show appreciation to you for your kind support and assistance even though we could not succeed due to some unforseen circumstances and reason..In the light of the above, you are therefore to contact my lawyer Barrister Mark Luis and do send him your contact address where you want the cheque to be sent to you.I will like you to contact him immediately.His Email address is: markluis@inMail24.com Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share the joy together after all the suffering at that time.With My Best Regards Daniel Brian