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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: juliette kouauo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 11:15:37 +0200
Subject: From: Juliette Kouaou
From: Juliette Kouaou Cocody,Abidjan. Ivory Coast.
Good Day, ASSISTANCE TO INVEST IN YOUR COUNTRY.
I am Juliette kouaou the only daughter of late Dr Kouaou Daniel of blessed memory, who was the Director General of the Cocoa Export Corporation(C.E.C.) of Ivory Coast and was killed by rebel forces here in Ivory Coast few months ago.
As the only daughter of my late father before his death he informed me of the sum of US$3,000,000.00 (Three) million US dollars) deposited in a bank here onmy name as next of kin.
Meanwhile I want to travel out of Ivory Coast entirely because of the political crisis here in my country,I want you to assist me transfar this money into your nominated private account in your country.
You shall also search for good investment, so that I will invest the money wisely.I have agreed to give you 10% of the total sum and 5% mapped out for expenses. Immediately you receive this message for more information to enable meproceed in earnest towards concluding all arrangements to transfer the fund. No other person knows about this money only you.Awaiting your most urgent response.
Thanks for your co-operation and remain blessed.
Best Regards,Miss Juliette Kouaou.
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