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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: email@example.com (may be fake)
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 14:35:30 +0200
RODNEY CHESSON CHAMBERS
LEGAL PRACTITIONERS & NOTARY PUBLIC
Devenstein 100,1022 PK. AMSTERDAM.
I am an attorney and I represent the former C.E.O of an Oil Company in Russia.
I seek your partnership in using your name and informations to Re-Profle fifty-eight Million United States dollars(58,000,000.00), kept in three locations in Europe and Asia.
This is a legitimate transaction. You will be paid 17% for your "management fees".
If you are interested, write back by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will provide further details of Re-Profiling.
Please keep this confidential.
Finally, note that this must be concluded within seven working days..
I look forward to your reply.
Solicitor And Advocaten.