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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: issa_ kaboure_a10 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 16:01:40 +0000
Subject: REPLY TO ME IMMEDIATELY
Dear Friend, I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise as we have never met before, but need not to worry as I am using the only secured and confidential medium available to seek for your foreign assistance in a business. I am contacting you independently of my investigation and no one is informed of this communication. I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ($10.5 MILLION US DOLLARS) immediately to your private account. The money has been here in our Bank lying dormant for nine good years now without anybody coming for the claim of it. I want to release the money to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer (the account owner) who died a long with his supposed NEXT OF KIN since August 1997.The Banking ethics here does not allow such money to stay more than 10 years, because the money will be recalled to the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund. Upon receipt of your reply, indicating your interest in this transaction, I will send you full details on how the business will be executed.
SO IF YOU ARE INTRESTED, SEND A REPLY TO ME IMMEDIATELY SO THAT I CAN FORWARD THE APPLICATION OF CLAIM TO YOU FOR YOU TO SEND IT TO OUR BANK,
THANKS AND GOD BLESS.
DR. ISSA KABOURE.
(AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK) BURKINA FASO OUAGADOUGOU.
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