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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: Constance Thomas <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 25 May 2009 18:50:08 +0900 (JST)
Subject: Give This Urgent Attention
WITH RESPECT FROM MISS CONSTANCE,
I am Constance Thomas My parents Mr.and Mrs.Michael Thomas were assassinated here in IVORY COAST. Before my father's death he had US$12.5M (TWELVE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) deposited in a bank here in Abidjan.
I want you to do me a favour to receive these funds to a safe account in your country or any safer place as the beneficiary. I want to come over to your country for the safety of my life from the hands of this wicked assasins.
I have plans to do investment in your country, like real estate and industrial production.
This is my reason for writing to you. Please if you are willing to assist me,reply me with your phone number.
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