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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: "mr_abdul007496 Gazeta.pl" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 11:44:09 +0000
Subject: From Mr. Abdul Zongo(Urgent)
FROM THE DESK OF :MR ABDUL ZONGO
AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING SECTION, BANK OF AFRICA (BOA),
OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA-FASO,WEST AFRICA.
My name is Mr. Abdul Zongo, I am the Credit and audits manager with bank of
Africa Ouagadougou Burkina Faso.
I have a business proposal in the tune of $22.5m, (Twenty Two Million Five
hundred Thousand United States Dollar only) after the successful transfer;
we shall share in ratio of 40% for you and 60% for me.
Should you be interested, please contact me through my private email (
firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can commence all arrangements and I Will give
you more information on how we would handle this project.
Please treat this business with utmost confidentiality and send me the
(1) Full names:
(2) Private phone number:
(3) Current residential address:
(5) Age and Sex:
Mr. Abdul Zongo