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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 22:05:28 +0900 (JST)
Subject: from jessica
URGENT AND NOBLE PROPOSAL
FROM :jessica banny
AMINA GUEST HOUSE.
INTRODUCING MYSELF, I AM jessica THE ONLY DAUGHTER OF THE LATE MR AND MRS AHMED banny, wish to request for your assistance in a financial transaction. i got your contact from one of country man here in cote d'ivoire.and after my prayer,i had revelation that you will successfully assist me.I
wish to invest in Manufacturing and real estate management in your country. I have Twelve Million Five Hundred thousand U.S. Dollars).USD($12.500,000) to invest in the transaction and I will require your assistance in receiving the funds in your account in your country. I will gladly give you
15% of the total sum for your assistance.
please it is important you contact me immediately,for further explanation.
Awaiting your immediate response and God bless.
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