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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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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: "frankjohn000 Gazeta.pl" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 05:14:38 +0100
Subject: CONTACT FEDEX DELIVERY COURIER COMPANY
I have Paid the fee for your Cheque Draft.but the manager of Eko Bankn Benin
told me that before the check will get to you that it will expire.So i told
him to cash $1.5M USA DOLLar all the necessary arrangement of delivering the
$1.5M USA DOLLar in cash was made with FedEX DELIVERY COURIER COMPANY.
This is the information they need to delivery your package to you.with FEDEX
DELIVERY COURIER COMPANY, contact them now.
NAME:FEDEX COURIER DELIVERING COMPANY.
ATTANTION: PERSON: DR.JERRY LAWRENCE
POSITION: FOREIGN DELIVERY DEPARTMENT.
ADDRESS: COTONOU BENIN REPUBLIC
Phone number: PHONE NUMBER: +229 9356 7095
Please, Send them your contacts information to able them locate you
immediately they arrived in your country with your BOX .This is what they
need from you.
1.YOUR FULL NAME
2.YOUR HOME ADDRESS.
3.YOUR CURRENT HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER.
4.YOUR CURRENT OFFICE TELEPHONE.
5. YOUR CURRENT HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER.
6.A COPY OF YOUR PICTURE
Note that this is there E-mail contact (email@example.com)
Please make sure you send this needed info's to the Director general of
FEDEX DELIVERY COURIER COMPANY BENIN REPUBLIC,DR.JERRY Lawrence with the
address given to you.
Note. The Fedex Delivery Courier Company don't know the contents of the Box.
I registered it as a Box of an African cloths. They don't know it contents
money, this is to avoid them delaying with the Box.don't let them know that
is money that is in that Box.
Thanks and Remain Blessed.
Barr FRANK JOHN (ESQ)