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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: "Yukos Oil Company" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 05:50:50 +0100
Subject: ATTENTION TO YOUR URGENT RESPONSE
I am Dr.Borris Olga. and I represent Mr. Mikhail Khordokovsky
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 US$42.3 Million. I will give the details, but in
summary, the funds are coming via Bank in europe . This is a legitimate
transaction.You will be paid 25% for your "Management Fees".
If you are interested, please write back by mail:email@example.com
and provide me with your confidential telephone number,fax number and email
address and I will provide further details and instructions. Please
keep this confidential; we can't afford more political problems. Finally,
please note that this must be concluded within two weeks.
Please advice me on your position by email immediately via
firstname.lastname@example.org , as i look forward to your mail.visite our