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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: barrjames brown <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 18:15:48 +0000
Subject: NOW CONTACT MY SECRETARY FOR YOUR $850.000.00.
My Dear Friend, How Are You Today?
I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds
transferred under the cooperation of a new partner from paraguay.
Presently I'm in Paraguay for investment projects with my own share of
the total sum. meanwhile,I didn't forget your past efforts and attempts
to assist me in transferring those funds despite that it failed us some how.
Now contact my secretary in benin Republic, his name is William Steven
E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) ask him to send you the total Sum
Of $850.000.00 which I kept for your compensation for all the past
efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter. I appreciated your
collective efforts at that time so feel free and get in touch with my
secretary Mr William Steven and instruct him where to send the amount
Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share
the joy after all the sufferness at that time. in the moment, I am very
busy here in Paraguay because of the investment projects which myself
and the new partner are having at hand without confrontations,
Finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction to my secretary on
your behalf to receive that money, so feel free to get in touch with
William Steven my secretary he will send the amount to you without any
With best regards,
Barr, James Brown.
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