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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: "PETER KOKOU" <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 15:01:09 +0000
Subject: READ AND REPLY
I am PETER KOKOU, i am the Delivery Manager of UNION TRUST COURIER COMPANY in Lome Togo, there is a consignment that has been designated to be Delivered to Your Country for the past five years and as the delivery manager i have made several enquiry until date and the Board of Directors of the company where i work has mandated that any valuables deposited for five year without any claim should be confisticate and declare as an unclaim bills hereby given them the Board of directors room to share this fortune among themselve the Board of directors, while i have all it takes as the delivery manager to transfer this fund to you as the beneficiary owner of the deposited fund.
For this reason i have decided to Place your Name and Address as Follows as the recipient so that the Deposited valuables shall be delivered to you in your country as the recipient Because I have planed to settle with this sum in your country Valued at 15.5 million (fifteen million five hundread thousand dollars)and i am ready to give 40% to you as the recipient of the box containg this money in your country .
For us to archive this goal i want you to send me the following information.
1. YOUR FULL NAME AND ADDRESS
2. YOUR AGE
3. YOUR OCCUPATION
As soon as i hear from you i will provide you with the Contact of the Security Company to enble you contact the company officially as the owner of the fund in the trunk box deposited with the company where i work as the delivery manager.
I anticipate your urgent response
Phone No. 00228 062 5822