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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: "ELOISE ANDERSON" <firstname.lastname@example.org> (may be fake)
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 11:22:24 -0700
Subject: FROM. Eloise Anderson
FROM. Eloise Anderson
SOLICITOR & ATTORNEY AT-LAW.
Please excuse me for the inconvenience this letter may cause you. This
might come to you as a surprise, but it is coming with the best of
and will be of mutual benefit to all the parties involved.
HOW I GOT YOUR CONTACT:
I got your contact after a profound private search and I was convinced
you could be of great assistance to me. I have no doubt of your
to work with me as my Foreign Partner If you won¡¯t mind.
INTRODUCTION OF SELF.
I Mr. Eloise Anderson born in south Africa naturalized in Britain,
to the Exiled former Liberian President Charles Taylor, hereafter
to as my client, if I might refresh your memory the ex president of
was arrested on 26th of march 2006 in a border town in Nigeria where he
has been on exile for the past three years trying to cross into
Cameroon with his wife and his child, and was immediately transferred
the united nations international human rights court in sierra Leone to
multiple genocide charges , war crimes charges for allegedly
an sponsoring civil war in sierra Leone, which are all baseless and
The immediate family have been closely monitored by the security
where they are currently on political asylum and shortly after my
arrest his son Charles Taylor junior was also arrested in the united
of America for fictitious reasons prompting us to immediately seek the
of a credible neutral person in assisting us in this transaction.
I am writing to solicit for your assistance to secure in your country
that my client wishes to invest in your country. The funds in question
currently deposited for safe keeping in a Security Trust Firm, awaiting
evacuation to your country. For your assistance in getting the funds
of its current location and securing the funds in your country for
my client has offered to give you 30% of the total funds.
WHAT TO DO:
You are to indicate your interest in this project immediately, forward
my secured private mailbox; EMAIL: email@example.com
Your telephone /fax numbers, Email Address, Identity and your current
address to me. You will also assure me of your willingness to maintain
confidentiality that this project requires.
NOTE: there is no risk involved in this project because I am involved
my client¡¯s confidant to legally protect the interest of all the
involved. As soon as I receive your positive reply, I will let you know
the amount involved in this project and the current location where the
are deposited for safe keeping, also i will send you a sworn affidavit
the British high court of justice protecting your interest and identity
in this transaction.
I await your urgent response.