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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: "Juddie Karr" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 06:03:05 -0700
Subject: Approved Payment Claim
WORLD BANK AUDITORS
SITTING PRUDENTLY IN THE WEST AFRICA PRIME FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
RE-APPROVED PAYMENT CLAIMS
Following the urgent signal we received from bank of America/Bank of England
and African development Bank concerning your payment from reserve account
they have with us, be informed now that your payment will now be effected
from any of our accredited paying institution.
During the auditing and vetting of your files it was discovered from the
records of outstanding transfer's due for payment which have been delayed by
many officials and some of your agents from the source origin of your fund.
In the light of the outcome of the board of director's meeting days back, be
informed that your name is among the list to receive their payment/transfer
which has been delayed.
We wish to officially notify you that your payment is being processed and
the part payment of Eighteen Million, Five Hundred and fifty thousand
United States Dollars ($18,500 000) will be released to you as soon as you
respond to this letter.
Kindly re-confirm to us if this is inline with what you have in your record
and also re-confirm the information below to enable this office proceed and
finalize your fund remittance without further delays and also stop further
contact with all those that claims to help you as they are trying to divert
your money to TECHNOLOGY GENERAL CORPORATION ACCOUNT (NEW-JERSEY) is it your
sister company?. Please clarify and Kindly forward the below information's
to this office to enable us process your claim and effect payment to you
1) Your full name.
2) Phone, fax and mobile #.
3) Company name, position and address.
4) Profession, age and marital status.
As soon as the above information's are received, you will be duly
communicated on the procedures/mode of payment
which is in line with the agreement reached with the European Union (EU)and
African union(AU).Urgently reach
out through my private e-mail