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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: mohamed Moussa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Reply-To: mohamed Moussa <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 15:34:51 +0100 (CET)
Subject: Your Atm Visa Card
Hello, Dear Partner,Your Bank Draft worth of $1.4 Millionusd has been credited into ATM VISA CARD by the issuing Bank,be inform that you can not withdraw more than $7,500 everyday this is what the Bank said, you will see the rest details when you receive it.
I have also registerred your ATM VISA CARD $1.4 Millionusd with GREEN STAR EXPRESS COMPANY, reconfirm your contact informations as follows.
( 1. Full Names, 2. Delivery Address and 3. Telephone Number) CONTACT Person is Mr,Jim V.Simon. E-MAIL: (firstname.lastname@example.org )PHONE Nunmber +22996334110
so i have pay for delivering and insurance charges.i paid it, so the only money you will pay them is security keeping fee which they state that i will not pay for it because the keeping fee is $25 dollars per a day,and i deposited it yesterday been 23th march 2009.And i did not contact you yesterday due to low connection, so that is why i did not pay for keeping fee,so i want you to contact urgent to avoid increase of their keeping fee.
Dr. Mohame moussa .
Your Atm Visa Card