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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: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 03:33:53 +0900 (JST)
Subject: Hello Dear , How are you today ?
My name is Florence Koneal ,19 year of age, I am a student of high school before
I lost my parents in a car accident last year, so I have been out from school and been looking for a sincere person that I will trust and love.
I am the only child of my late parents and that has made me to run away from our family house because my uncles are after my life to take away my inheritance which my late father left for me in a Bank here in Cote D'ivoire. My entire dream is to find somebody that I can trust with my future life
and inheritance and also who will be able to invest it wisely in any lucrative business.
Nobody knows about the inheritance which worth $10.5 million dollars in Cash deposited in a Bank here with my name as the next of kin. And I want you to also keep it very confidential till we can be able to transfer this money from the Bank here to your country and I will fly to join you
immediately for future plans of continue my education once a join you in your country.
I have to trust somebody to save my future and that is why I am trusting you now I want you to understand my critical situation and give me the love and assistance that I need, so that I will have a better life and also enjoy my inheritance with you. I will tell you more about myself as soon as I
hear back from you, your interest to assist me and also build more trust to be able to have a better understanding.
I look forward for your urgent response.
Miss Florence Koneal
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