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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: veran jean <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 22:51:26 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: From Veran Jean.
From Veran Jean.
Country Abidjan ivory Coast
please write me from my personal email ( email@example.com )
I know it might be a surprise to recieve a letter like this from unknown person after going through your profile on Site i decided to contact you and i got the believe that you are going to help me out successfully. but firstly about myself.
I am Veran Jean (20 years old) the only son of late Chief Joseph Jean he is a very wealthy gold and cocoa merchant who based in ACCRA and ABIDJAN respectively, the economic capital of ivory coast.i am seeking for your help urgent attention to help me transfer the sum of(us$10,500,000,00) ten million five undrend thousand united state of America dollars into Your nominated bank account overseas for investment purposes,such as real estate management and stock merketing.
Please, i am willing to offer you 20% of this my total fund as your commission for your urgent assistence to me,please kindly reply me immediately you receive this my letter on this direct address for more important details concerning this my mutual
Thanks with best regard
NOTE: I HAVE ALL THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS IN RELATION TO THIS MY FUND DEPOSITED BY MY LATE FATHER IN THE BANK. PLEASE KINDLY REPLY ME ON THIS MY PRIVATE EMAIL ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) FOR CONFIDENTIAL AND SECURITY REASONS OK THANKS.
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