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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.
Read more about such scams here or in our 419 FAQ. Use the Scam-O-Matic to verify suspect emails.
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Fraud email example:
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 03:36:49 +0000
Subject: LARISA SOSNITSKAYA
I am Larisa Sosnitskaya and I represent Mr. Mikhail Khordokovsky the former C.E.O of Yukos Oil Company in Russia. I have a very sensitive and confidential brief from this top (oligarch) to ask
for your partnership in re-profiling funds to the amount of US$46 Million (Forty six million United States Dollars). I will give you the details after I have received your response signifying your interest in this project, but in summary, note that the funds are coming via Bank Menatep.
This is a legitimate transaction. You will be paid 20% as your commison/compensation for your
active efforts and contribution to the success of this transaction.
You can catch more of the story on this website below or you can watch more of CNN or BBC to get more news about my boss:
If you are interested, please do indicate by providing me with your confidential telephone number, fax number and email address and I will provide further details and instructions.
Please keep this confidential as we cannot afford more political problems. Kindly send me your
response as soon as possible via the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to it.