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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: "frank_obey02 Gazeta.pl" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 10:31:38 +0100
Subject: GOOD NEWS FOR YOU MY DEAR.
* Attention Please,*
* I have been waiting for you since to come down here and pick your
package box which contents $1.2million usd but did not heard from you
since that time. Then I went and deposited the package with DIPLOMATIC
COURIER SERIVICE COMPANY WORLD here in Benin Republic,*
* You can stop any commication
with any one because your fund is now registerd with this company.
I have paid for the delivering charges and insurance fee.The only money
you have to send to them is there security keeping fee which is $95.00 Us
Dollars to received your package.*
* BLOW IS CONTACT INFORMS OF THE COMPANY
Contact Name Dr. CHIDI BELLO
Phone number +229-930-506-99.
reconfirm your address to them again to avoid any mistake below
* Your Full Name
Your Current Address
Your Current telephone
A Copy Of Your Id*
* Your company registration number ---------EM5507439
Let me know immediately you receive your package and check the contents
wheather the complete of the total $1.2million usd.*
* Thanks.Best Regards*
* SECRETARY Mr Frank Obey.*