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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: "JANAN HARB" <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 14:49:56 -0700
Subject: I NEED YOUR HELP!!!
SIR/MADAM, I AM CONTACTING YOU WITH ALL DUE RESPECT AND NEVER HAVE YOU
ENTERTAINED ANY FEAR IN THIS TRANSACTION, FOR THIS IS REAL AND GENUINE.
ALL I NEED IS HONESTY AND YOUR CAPABILITY TO HANDLE THIS PROJECT ON BEHALF
OF MY FAMILY.
Please kindly take a look at these web pages:
Dear Beloved One,
Your first reaction to this mail will be total rejection, scare and may Be
Unbelievable, owing largely to the atrocities people commit these days on
the Internet, But this mail comes from a devastated, sorrowful and emotional
Laddered soul that needs compassion from a kind and good spirited person to
Wipe away my tears, perhaps when I am gone beyond this sinful world by
Investing jointly as partners in your country.
I am Mrs.Janan Harb, I was once married to King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz The New
King of Saudi Arabia Kingdom and the 11th son of the founder of the Saudi
kingdom, king Ibn Saudi. Who has been on throne since 1982 till after his
death on the morning of 1st August, 2005? Though he has been of and on the
hospital since after his stroke in the year 1995 and was hospitalized twice
in MAY 1999.
Before the divorce, He made me to understand that he deposited the sum Of
(Twenty Seven Million United States Dollars) with a finance/security house
in Oversea. I Hereby request for your urgent assistance to help me in this
regards, investing the Fund in a joint partnership venture with your company
or in to any investment that will be profited to both party.
Presently, this money is still under the safe keeping of finance House in
Europe. I don't want any of my husband's relatives to know about this
Development nor the Government of Saudi Arabia.
Please tell me in confidence, can you handle this transaction, investing
This huge amount of money successfully on behalf of my family ? Please
After confirming your interest to handle this transaction I will furnish You
with contact details of my personal attorney who I have entrusted with every
legal power to act on behalf of my family regarding this transaction to
process and procure you with a power of attorney as the new beneficiary to
Yours in Sincerely,
Mrs. Janan Harb