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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: "Andrew Clarke" <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 00:52:25 +0000
Subject: Urgent response
UPON THE INSTRUCTIONS
Based on the instructions of Her Majesty Queen of
England, who directed most funds or assets of those that died in the last
London Bomb blast should be realized to their families.
I am writing to you for a next of kin beneficiary of our customer who died
in the bomb blast as well, he is Mr.Giles Hart beneficiary of A/C Number
00414610410 coded Account amount to $3.5 million.
Inform us if you are related to this client, to enable us arrange and
bring the money to you in your country.
With Regards. Your responce:-Inform us your Mobile Tel,Fax number,Office
Tel, for easy reach.On behalf of our Bank and the Government of
GreatBritain,We are so
sorry for the loss of your relative.Confirm receipt of this message by
responding to my mail.
Thank you very much as i await your response.
Stay bless and God bless you.
FOREIGN TRANSACTION MANAGER
LLOYDS BANK LONDON