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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: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2008 13:29:04 +0100
Subject: Attention Recipient.
We have been mandated to transfer your won fund or via courier serviceas by
board of trustees as one of the final recipients of there 10 years
anniversary Grant/Donation cash aid of USD$700,000.00(Seven Hundred Thousand
United States Dollars) as charity donations/aid from the Grameen
Foundation.) deposited with us by the Grameen Foundation 50 F Street NW ,
8th Floor Washington , DC 20001 USA.
You are to send to us your banking coordinates or your full contact
detials for the delivery
More below is our banking procedure.
(1) we need an authorization letter from you to enable our bank anthony to
sigh all legal documents on your behalf as you are not here present.
To enbel us proceed on the transfer of your fund, we need the below
informations from you and also make the authorization letter available for
the transfer to be carried out sussesfully to your bank account or via
We wait to hear from you soonest
DIRECTOR OF FROREIGN REMITTANCES.
ECOWAS UNION BANK