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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: Desmond Eyadema <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 09:12:18 -0800 (PST)
Subject: i need your help.
I have a new email address!You can now email me at: email@example.com
- Good Day,Greetings to you and your Family, Hope you all are Fine and Healthy. May the Peace of God Almighty be with you all.Please I want to use this opportunity to introduce myself well to you, I am DESMOND EYADEMA,The SON OF the former late president of TOGO, Am calling you in respect of my consignment box in NEW YORK, which I and my Mother want you to assist us and stand as our foreign beneficiary to receive this fund over there in NEW YORK,this fund am writing you about is $38.5million U.S.Dollars which my late father deposited under Ghana High Commission in a SECURITY COMPANY for I and my Mother. and Mr JOHNSON ASCOT who was suppose to receive this consignment in NEW YORK ,Was demanding for 50% which I and my Mother did not agree on for any reason, that was why we have to stop the delivery to him immediately, and search for another Beneficiary who can help us on this.I also want you to give it a mutual feelings and sense of human to assist me and my mother in this transaction.I will give you 20% for the total fund involve for your assistance,because that was the former agreement we have with our former foreign partner. Mr.JOHNSON ASCOT before he later changed is mind because of his greed that is why i and my mother put a stop to the delivery to him , please if you are willing to assist me, kindly reply me for more details.