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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: "cvitusa Gazeta.pl" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 04:13:30 +0200
Subject: DO FAST AND CONTACT THEM IMMEDIATELY FOR YOUR ATM CARD OCEANIC BANK
This is to inform you about my success in transfering your money into an ATM
master card to curtail the risk of carrying huge amount of USD$1.2 MILLION
DOLLARS arround.OCEANIC BANK INTERNATIONAL PLC are the people that coded
this amount of USD$1.2 MILLION United State of American Dollars) in the
card and they are going to tell you how to make use of it.Presently i'm out
of thecountry for investing our own part of the total money .
I have arranged with OCEANIC BANK INTERNATIONAL PLC 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.You have to contact the OCEANIC BANK
INTERNATIONAL PLC ATM CARD PAYMENT DEPARTMENT BENIN REPUBLIC. with your full
contact informations such as follows.
1. FULL NAME..............
2.ADDRESS WERE YOU WANT THEM TO SEND THE ATM CARD........
3 PHONE AND FAX NUMBER..........
4.YOUR AGE AND CURRENT OCCUPATION...........
5.COPY OF YOUR PICTURE...........
However, Kindly contact the below person whom is in position to release your
Rev Dr.George Akume.
ATM PAYMENT DEPARTMENT, OCEANIC BANK INTERNATIONAL PLC.
I have paid for the processing and delivery charges.The only Money that
your are going to pay to them is to obtain the Affidevit Of Onwership from
the Federal High Court Of Benin Republic. Try to contact them as soon as
possible to quicken the processing of your card before your ATM MASTER CARD
Let me know as soon as you receive your Card.
Thanks And Remain bless.
Barrister Eric Ben