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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:
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2008 09:37:25 +0900 (JST)
Abidjan ivory coast west Africa
It is my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which I and my Sister intend to establish in your country.
There is Four million Three hundred Thousand U.S dollars($4,300,000.00) which our late parents kept for us with a security company here in Abidjan before their death.
I and my sister have decided to invest these money in your country ,outside our Country for security and political reasons.
We want you to help us transfer these fund from here into your personal account in your country for investment purposes on these areas were tax will not be much.
If you can be of an assistance to us we will be pleased to offer to you 10% of the total fund.
you should contact us with this telephone number +225 091 333 05 for faster communication
I await your soonest response.
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