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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: "jennifer lace" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 03:08:24 -0700
Subject: BANK DRAFT,CONTACT MR WATER BROWN
Dear Friend ,
I am happy to inform you about my success in getting your winning funds
under the cooperation of a new partner from South Africa. Presently I'm in
South Africa for investment projects with my own share of the total sum,but
very soon heading to indian. Meanwhile, I did not forget your past efforts
and attempts to get your winnings despite that failed somehow.I have made a
deposit of $700.000.00 (SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS) with Mr.water
brown. Now contact Mr.water brown. Find below his contact information.
NAME: MR.water brown.E-MAIL:(email@example.com)
Ask him to send you the total $700.000.00 (SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND US
DOLLARS) certified bank Cheque, which I raised in your favor for your
compensation for all the past efforts and attempt in this matter.I really
appreciated your efforts at that time very much. So feel free and get in
touch with Mr.water brown.and give him your address where to send the draft
to you or rather inform him about a telegraphic wire transfer if you like.
Please do let me know immediately you receive the Cheque to enable us share
the joy after all the sufferness at that time. In the moment, I'm very busy
here because of the investment projects, which the new partner and I are
having at hand,finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction to
Mr.water brown.without any delay.Get Back to my mr water brown with your
filled out informations as follows: