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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: "diamondbankplc2 Gazeta.pl" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 00:26:55 +0200
Subject: ATTN, PAYMENT NOTIFICATION
DIAMOND BANK PLC BENIN
Plot 87 Ajose Adeogun Street,COTONOU
ATTN, PAYMENT NOTIFICATION
This is to bring to your notice that, I have paid the re-activation and the
delivery of your ATM.I paid it because the ATM Card 8119 $10.2m,has less
three days to expire and when it expires,the money will go into Government
purse.With that I decided to help you pay the money so that,the ATM will not
expire,because I know when you get your ATM definitely you must pay me,my
money back and even compensate me for helping you.
Now i want you to contact The Shippng Company Benin with your Full Contact
informations so that they can deliver your Card to your designated address
without any delay. Like i stated earlier, The delivery charges has been paid
but i did not pay their official keeping fees since they refused.
They refused and the reason is that they do not know when you are going to
contact them and dumourage might increase. They told me that their keeping
fees is $25 per day and i deposited it on 19th of june / 19 /6/2008.
Below is their Contact Informations,
Contact Person: Rev Dr Frank Bello . the Director General
Shipping Company Benin Republic
CONTACT NUMBER 00229 93 15 88 02
Contact Today to avoid increase of their keeping fees and let me know once
you receive your Card.
any question please you are free to contact our customer care email direct.