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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: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 06:04:32 +0000
Subject: CAN I TRUST YOU?
I am a Fund Manager with Fidelity Investment UK and have used my position as
the Head of Fund Manager Executive to acquire the sum of $34.5 Million
through extraction of 1.2% of our Investors Return On Investment (ROI)that
are being paid annually to our Investors world wide.This Financial Proposal
might interest you and would like you to get back to me only if you are interested
for more details.
I would like you to work with me as a Partner for the receipt of this funds
in your account through proper banking channels with sharing ratio of 50:50.
Please could you email me your official telephone numbers for discussion of
this matter in details. However,this offer is risk free without any
illegal implication attached.
Looking forward to hearing from you shortly.