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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: david johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 10:14:26 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Sir, Iseek your consent...
I have a new email address!You can now email me at: email@example.com
I am sorry for contacting you through this medium without a previous notice, I had to use the E-mail because it is the only way of making contact with you as i don't have your direct phone number.
My name is David Johnson a 45 (Forty Five) year old Attorney currently practicing in Nigeria. I had a client, an Engineer working with the Shell Development Company based in Niger Delta of Nigeria now deceased. My client lost his life alongside his wife and only child in porthacourt in a car crash on the 13th February 2002. I need your assistance to repatriate the sum of $14.5 Million united states dollars which my Deceased Client left behind in a Finance Company due to be transfered to your country before his death. The Account containing this fund has been dormant since his demise and the Finance Company is threatening to confiscate the fund as "Unclaimed Deposit". Rather leaving the fund confiscated; based on you share the same last name with my Deceased Client I seek your consent and assistance to nominate you as my Deceased Client's Relation under legal process and risk free to repatriate the fund as I have the Jurisdiction as the Deceased's attorney to testify the Dec!
eased's Relation. Also I have with me the original copies of the death and deposit certificate to complete the transaction. What I require from you is your willingness to assist me and to treat the transaction as confidential. I shall rather have you participate than not.
Contact me for further information and commencement of the transaction.
DAVID JOHNSON & ASSOCIATE
NO 14B ALAN AVE,
Principal Partner: PETER BOYD Esq.
Legal Practitioners: MRS. M. T. GOODYEAR, CHRIS UBA, ANGELA OSHEA Esq., T. MABOHO Esq., IAN CHESNEY Esq.
Sir, Iseek your consent...
- david johnson