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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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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2008 16:57:58 +0100
Subject: THE TOTAL MONEY IS US$6.2 MILLION.
My Dear Good Friend,
Sequel to the secretive arrangement in regards of
the shipment of your contract sum, I wish to inform you that all
necessary modalities have been automatically concluded and the
US$6.2million will leave This country to your Country on monday by
Express Cargo Flight. Note carefully the content of the crate is Your
But I did not disclose it to the Courier
Services as Money,rather I informed them that the crate contain Vital
“DIPLOMATIC DOCUMENTS” belonging to my client (that´s you)
Furthermore, the weight of the consignment is 420kg the secrete code is
( Q987-YZZ ).
On known account should you disclose the content of the
crate with the Diplomatic Courier Services for fear of betrayal. So do
not allow them to know that the content is money.Meanwhile the contact
of the Diplomatic Courier Services for you to contact them and for
immidiately action,is below;
REMAINBER THE ONLY MONEY YOU WILL SEND TO
THEM IS US$254 WHICH IS THIER DELIVER/SECURITY FEE AND THAT IS THE ONLY
MONEY YOU SHOULD SEND TO THEM AND RECIVE THE CONSIGNMENT
Also give them
your address where the consignment will be delivered and. Meanwhile,I
will be coming over to your country immediate The Consignment arrives in
your Country for my 50% share. Please, Advise me as soon as possible of
your true position and also assure me that my share will be safe with
you, and endeavor to send the required information to the Courier
Services immediately so that they can proceed with out mistake.
Full Name: _________________________
Your Complete Address (Physical
Address with Zip Code not
P.O.BOX) : ______________________________
of City of
PROFESSOR PEETE BOB JOHNSON,
G.M,BANK OF AFRICA (BOA)
NOTE: YOU SHOULD CONTACT DIPLOMATIC COURIER
SERVICE IMMEDIATELY BEFORE IT WILL BE TOO LATE
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