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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.alicew15 Gazeta.pl" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 16:02:01 +0200
Subject: From; Mrs Alice williams;
*From; Mrs Alice williams;
My name is Alice williams,The wife of Mr.joseph williams a senator during
president charls Taylor regime in Liberia.who is receently killed in
During my husband's regime as a senator,I realized some reasonable amount of
money from various deals that I successfully executed.
Well before my late husband was killed,I secretly put in a box the sum of
$17,000,000 million USD (Seventeen million United states dollars) and
deposit it in a security company abroad.
I am contacting you because I want you to help me in securing the money for
the future of my children since my late husband family's members now monitor
all my movement.
I hope to trust you as who will not sit on this money when you claim it.i
will give you 15% of the total money for your assistance.if you are willing
to help me,then reply me through this my private email address(**
Mrs Alice Williams.*