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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: =?big5?q?Eze=20Emma?= <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 09:41:50 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Joint Investment
I am a member of the contract award committee,
federal ministry of petroleum resources, West Africa. I am in search of an agent to assist us in the transfer of (USD 14.3 million) and subsequent investment in properties in your country.
You will be required to
(1) Assist in the receiving the said sum $14.3million into your account before arrival
(2) Advise on lucrative areas for investment
(3) Assist us in purchase of properties.
If you decide to render your service to us in this
regard, 20% of the total sum of (USD14.3 million) will be for you.Send information such as personal telephone/fax number,contact address
when replying.Reply to;email@example.com
- Eze Emma