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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. Gilbert Clarke" <email@example.com> (may be fake)
Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2006 05:31:32 -0700
Subject: YOUR CONFIRMATION.
FACT FINDING & SPECIAL DUTIES OFFICE.
Office of The Remittance Cordinator.
London UK Annex
CENBANK - NG
004 SWIFT TRN 92BK
BANK PRIORITY (300CRF)
TRANSFER CONFIRMATION O.K FURTHER FINAL CREDIT ACCEPTED
The World Bank Group, Fact Finding & Special Duties office in conjuction with the Hong-Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation London, has recieved part payment of US$10million out of your contractual/inheritance funds from our ordering customer Bank quoting reference to CBN/0834BK not to be granted in line with any alteration or omission. This funds was secured with an International SORTING CODE ready for bulk remittance to your stipulated bank account cordinate.
You are therefore advised to contact our Payment Clearance Department to obtain your Personal Identification Number (PIN) and Transfer Access Code (TAC) and forward your validated destination account details to this office. This information will enable us conclude remittance into your nominated bank account.
The above requirement qualifies you for final remittance process of the recieved sum.
Please confirm message granted with "ANSWER BACK OPEN" on mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Gilbert Clarke.
International Funds Remittance Department.
World bank Group.
Documentary Credits, 3-6 Court well Square, Southend-On-Sea, Essex SS99 2UU.
Telephone service/ Tel: 00447040108546 Email Address: email@example.com Telex: 368401
CINNAFOREX SWIFT MIDLGB 22 Registered in England & Wales number 14259. Registered Office: Poultry London EC2P 2BX 00000/00156001743000000