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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: MR Ahmed Aziza <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2006 17:16:14 +0300
Subject: URGENT RESPONSE NEEDED
I am a financial consultant based in Burkina Faso . I have a client (a widow)she has $22.2 million dollars with a private equity investment trust company for safe keeping only. She wishes to invest in a stable economy.Her interest is in companies with potentials for rapid growth in long terms.
My client is interested in placing part of her fund in your company, if your Countrys billows allows foreign investment.You can contact me for more details with your Reference.It will be shared like this, 65% for my client, 20% for you, 10% for me
And 5% for expenses.
MR Ahmed Aziza