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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: t m <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 18:01:30 +0000
Subject: From me, Thomas
With respect,I am Thomas Michael and My sister Theresa Michael Our parents Mr. and Mrs. David Michael were assassinated here in IVORY COAST. Before my father's death he had SEVEN MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS kept in a well concealed trunk box and deposited with a secutity company here in Abidjan. I want you to do me a favour to receive these funds to a safe account in your country or any safer place as the beneficiary. I have plans to do investment in your country, like in real estate and or industrial production(s). This is my reason for writing to you. Please if you are willing to assist me and my only sister, indicate your interest by replying. Thanks and best regard.Thomas Michael.
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