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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: "Mrs susane nuhanvaye" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 05:21:41 +0100
BARRISTER :JERRY WEST
THE FAMILY LAWYER
Kindly accept my apology for sending unsolicited mail to you.
I believe you are a highly respected personality, considering
the fact that I sourced your profile from a human resource profile
database in your country. Though, I do not know to what extent you
are familiar with events and fragile political situation in Liberia
but it has formed consistent headlines in the CNN, BBC news bulletins.
My name is MRS.SUSANE NUHAN VAYE from Liberia,a Country in West
Issac Nuhan Vaye, Deputy Minister of Public Works,Liberia.
My Husband was falsely accused of plotting to remove the then PRESIDENT
(CHARLES TAYLOR) from office.
Without trial, Charles Taylor killed him. You can verify this from your
country. You can also check in some of the international newspapers
posted in the web sites below:
Before my husband was killed, he moved out the sum of
$21.5million(twenty-one million five hundred thousand u.s dollars)
through a diplomatic means, and deposited it with a
Security Company overseas. All that is needed is for my lawyer to
instruct the company to transfer the funds to your account, I will
with 20% at the end, but most of all is that I solicit your trust in
I have been confined only to our country home and all my calls are
I will advise you to contact my private
Attorney on his contact email address stated above for onward or
kindly include your private telephone and fax numbers where you can
reached, your residential or company address to enable him
send detail information/documents to you.
GOD BLESS YOU.
Mrs Susane Vaye.
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