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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: florence aggrey <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 14:45:28 +0100 (CET)
Subject: FROM: FLORENCE (urgently assist me)
From: Florence Aggrey,
Country: Ivory Coast,
Location: West Africa.
I got your contact informations through site and decided to contact you, hoping that by Almighty God grace, you will successfully assist me out from my situations after seven days of prayer and fasting over seeking for an overseas guardance. I am Miss Florence Aggrey ( 22 years old ). The only daughter of late Chief Jeseph Aggrey, who was a famous and wealthy cocoa and gold merchant base in Abidjan, the econimic capital of Ivory Coast.
My father was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings on a business trip. My mother died when i was a baby and since then, my father took me so special. Before he he died, he secrectly called me on his bed side and told me that he has the sum of ($10,500,000.00 USD ).Ten million, five hundred thousand united state dollars. Deposited in fixed / suspense account in one of the prime bank here in Abidjan, that he used my name as his only daughter for the next of kin.
I must not hesitate to confide in you for this simple and sincere business.I am seeking your urgent attention to help me transfer the sum into your account for an investment purposes, Such as real estates and stock markets business. And i want you to help me invest this money in your country and help me to locate a nice school to continue my education in your country.I am willing to offer you 20% of the total sum as compensation for your urgent assistance to me, immediately after the transfer of the fund into your account in your Country.
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