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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: "Dr Ferry Lee" <email@example.com> (may be fake)
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 09:26:50 +0000
Subject: BE OUR REPRESENTATIVE!!!
I am Dr. Ferry Lee,CEO and Owner of WBC (Madrid Spain). A Company that is specialized in Import and Export of Machinery & equipment,Communication Accessories and Household Appliances. We are a company who deal on mechanical quipment,hardware and minerals, electrical products, Medical & Chemicals,light industrial products and office equipment, and export into the Canada/America and Europe, being a General Merchantile Company.
I am currently running my business from my Madrid-Spain Office where I am located for now.We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in the Canada/America and Europe as well as making payments through you to us.
Please if you are interested in transacting business with us we will be glad to be your partners.Please contact us for more information,Subject to your satisfaction you will be given the opportunity to negotiate your mode of which we will pay for your services as our representative in Canada/America and Europe.
Please if you are interested forward to us your phone number/fax and your full contact addresses.
Please note that your areas of specialization or occupation is of no relevance to resolve to assisting us.
Thanks in advance
Dr. Ferry Lee.
President / CEO
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