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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: "Kofi Mensah" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 09 Jul 2006 10:42:07 +0000
Subject: URGENT ASSISTANCE NEEDED
U.N REFUGEE CAMP
YOU ARE WELCOME IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.I AM REV.FATHER KOFI MENSAH , A
PRIEST OF HOLY TRINITY CATHEDERAL ACCRA GHANA WHO IS PRESENTLY IN CHARGE OF
REFUGE MOVEMENT CHAPTER(RMC) I CONTACTED YOU ON MY
INFORMATION FROM ONE OF THE SIERRE LEONIAN REFUGEE(FRANK MBOMA ,26 YEARS)WHO
LOST HIS FAMILY DURING THAT CRITICAL WAR IN THEIR COUNTRY.
I AM WRITING YOU OUT OF MY INVESTIGATION ABOUT HISMOTIVE,I DISCOVER THAT HIS
LATE FATHER (CHIEF SOLOMON MBOMA) WHO WAS A MINISTER OF MINES AND POWER IN
HIS COUNTRY DEPOSITED FOR THE FAMILY A HUGE SUM OF
MONEY($15,000.000 FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLARS) WITH VALUABLE ITEMS(GOLD )WITH
ONE SECURITY COMPANY HERE IN GHANA.
NOW I AM LOOKING FOR A RELAIBLE PERSON WHO CAN TAKE CARE OF THIS YOUNG MAN
TOGETHER WITH HIS PROPERTY FOR INVESTMENT ABROAD TO ENABLE HIM CONTINUE HIS
EDUCATION AS HE DOES NOT WANT TO STAY HERE IN AFRICA OR DO WITH AFRICAN
AFTER HIS HORIBBLE EXPRIENCES.
ALL THE DOCUMENTS OF THE PROPERTIES ARE INTACT,SO IF YOU CAN HANDLE THIS
WITH FEAR OF GOD JUST GET BACK TO US SO THAT WE CAN CONTACT THE SECURITY
COMPANY. UPON RECEIVING YOUR RESPONSE MORE DETAIL WILL BE SEND TO YOU SO
THAT WE CAN GO AHEAD.
PLS IF YOU CAN ASSIST TRY TO SEND US YOUR TEL/FAX SO
THAT WE CAN SPEAK WITH YOU.
GOD BE WITH YOU,
REV KOFI MENSAH
PLEASE REPLY TO
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