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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: "konan larry0" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 10:48:16 +0200
Subject: RE:GOOD NEWS FROM MR KONAN LARRY CONTACT THE dhl COMPANY FOR YOUR FUND.
We have this month of June 2008 received a payment credit instruction from
the federal Government of Benin Republic to credit your account with your
full contract funds from the Benin Rep reserve account with our bank. This
is to notify you that you funds $1.2 Millions Us Dollars has been programmed
for immediate release into your nominated account but we can not transfer
this funds direct to your nominated bank account, because we are having a
little problem with International Monetary Fund (IMF) so our method of
payment is by Diplomatic Courier Service through dhl security company ltd.
Be inform that your funds have been package like a consignment box.
Note: that the dhl security company do not know the content of your box i
register it as a box of an affrican cloths, that is to avoid them delaying
with the box done tell them what is in the box.
Note:I have paid for the (yellow Tag Paper) and (insurance) fee showing that
it is not a Drug Money or meant to sponsor Terrorist attack in your Country.
The only money you have to send to the dhl security company to deliver your
consignment directly to you postal address is 105 Us Dollars being security
keeping fee.This is there Contact Address.
(DHL SECURITY SHIPPING COMPANY LTD)
Rev Maxwell W.P. Looks; Director Gen.
Plot 1261, Adeola Hopewell Street CO/B/REP,
TELE; +229 95 75 07 71/+229 93 03 96 23
So here is the needed information to deliver your consignment box to you as
soon as you contact the dhl security company with the following address as
Your Full Name: ________
Your Complete Address (Physical Address with Zip Code not
P.O.BOX) : _______________
Name of City of Residence:____________
Direct Telephone Number:____________ _____________
Mobile Number:_____________&____copy of your id for identification;
Mr Konan Larry.