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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: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 07:36:49 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: Dear Friend,
My name is Elvis Addo, I am the regional manager of the International Commercial Bank Tema Accra Ghana I got your information during my search through the Internet. I am 48years of age and married with 3lovely kids.
It may interest you to hear that I am a man of PEACE and don't want problem,I only hope we can assist each other.If you don't want this business offer kindly forget it, as I will not contact you again.
I have packaged a financial transaction that will benefit both of us,as the regional manager of the International Commercial Bank it is my duty to send in a financial report to my head office in the capital city Accra at the end of each year. On the course of the last year 2007 end of year report, I discovered that my branch in which I am the manager made Three million five hundred thousand dollars [US$3,500.000.00] which my head office are not aware of and will never be aware of. I have since place e this fund on what we call SUSPENSE ACCOUNT without any beneficiary.
As an officer of the bank I can not be directly connected to this money,so thisinformed my contacting you for us to work so that you can assist receive this money into your bank account for us to SHARE.While you will have 40% of the total fund. I will appreciate it very much. As soon as I receive your response I will details you on how we can achieve it successfully.
Mr Elvis Addo
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