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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: "Mrs Jeniffer Doreona" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 13:47:10 -0700
Subject: GREETINGS TO YOU
Greetings in the name of God,Pls let this not sound strange to you for my
only surviving lawyer who would have done this died early this year.i prayed
and got you email id from your countrys chambers of commerce which i have
been with my late huband and liked to visit once more if God will in his
infinite mercies.I am Mrs Jeniffer Doreona,I am 51 years old of athens i am
deaf and suffering from a long time cancer of the lungs which also affected
my brain,from all indication my conditions is really deteriorating and it is
quite obvious that, according to my doctors they have advised me that i may
not live for the next two months,this is because the cancer stage has gotten
to avery bad stage.
I was brought up from a motherless babies home, was married to my late
husband for twenty years without a child.My husband died in a fatal motor
accident.Before his death we were true Christians. Since his death I decided
not to re-marry,I sold all my inherited belongings and deposited all the sum
of $10.5million dollars with a Security Company.
Presently, this money is still with them and the management just wrote me as
the true owner to come forward to receive the money for keeping it so long
or rather issue a letter of authorization to somebody to receive it on my
behalf since I can not come over because of my illness or they get it
Presently, I'm with my laptop in a hospital where I have been undergoing
treatment for cancer of the lungs. I have since lost my ability to talk and
my doctors have told me that I have only a few months to live. It is my last
wish to see that this money is invested to any organisation of your choice
and distributed each year among the charity organization,the poor and the
motherless babies home where i come from.I want you God fearing, to
also use this money to fund churches,orphanages and widows.
I took this decision, before i rest in peace because my time will soonbe up.
As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the Security
Company.I will also issue you a letter of authority that will prove you as
the new beneficiary of my fund. Please assure me that you will
act accordingly as I stated herein. Hoping to hearing from you soon.
Pls kindly reply to my private email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Waiting for your reply.
Yours in Christ,
Mrs Jenifer Doreona