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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: "stearome3 Gazeta.pl" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 01:09:35 +0100
Subject: CONTACT REV.DR.JAMES ROGER IN OCEANIC BANK FOR YOUR ATM MASTER CARD
I have been waiting for you since to come down here and pick your Bank
Draft of $950,000.00.United States Dollar .But did not hear from you since
that time then I went and deposited the Draft with Oceanic Bank Plc here in
Benin Republic, because I travelled to south East Asia to see my boss and
will not come back till next month end.I have arranged with them to make
your payment to you with their new ATM MASTER CARD, which you can use to
withdraw your money in any ATM MACHINE around the globe.The Swift card
Center Will Send You An ATM MASTER Card Which You Will Use To Withdrew Your
Money From Any ATM Machine In Any Part Of The World, But The Maximum Is (One
Hundred Thousand Dollars $100,000.00) Per Day,
Contact The ATM Card Payment Center Of OCEANIC BANK , BENIN P L C
With your full contact informations such as follows.
1.YOUR FULL NAME =========
2.YOUR HOME ADDRESS. ======
3.YOUR CURRENT HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER.======
4.YOUR CURRENT OFFICE TELEPHONE.=====
5.A COPY OF YOUR PICTURE=====
However, Kindly contact the below person who is in position to release your
REV DR.JAMES ROGER
MANAGING DIRECTOR INFORMATION DEPARTMENT
OCEANIC BANK Of BENIN P L C.
MOBILE: +229 938 921 81
Note: Because of Impostors, They will Issue You their Code of Conduct Tag
Number Which Is (805) So You Must Have To Indicate This Code When
Contacting The Card Center Try to contact them as soon as possible to
quicken the processing of your card before your draft gets Expired .
Let me know as soon as you receive your Card.
Thanks and God bless