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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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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: "favour ofgod" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2008 19:08:10 +0100
Subject: GOOD NEWS!!! I HAVE REGISTERED YOUR CONSIGNMENT BOX WITH FEDEX AS A BOX OF AFRICAN CLOTH
We have been waiting for you since to contact us for your Confirmable Bank
Draft of $850,000 United States Dollars which my husband kept for but we did
not hear from you since that time. Then I went to the bank to confirm if the
draft has expired or getting near to expire and Mr. Franklin Eric the
Director Bank of Africa told me that before the draft will get to your hand
that it will expire. So I told him to cash the $850,000 USD UNITED STATES
DOLLARS to cash payment to avoid losing this funds under expiration as I
will be out out of the country for a 3Months Course and I will not come back
till end of Sept 2008.
What you have to do now is to contact the FEDEX COURIER COMPANY as soon as
possible to know when they will deliver your package to you because of the
expiring date.For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charges
and Insurance premium .
The only money you will send to the Courier Company to deliver your
Consignment direct to your postal Address in your country is ($128.00 US)One
Hundred & Twenty Eight United States Dollars only being Security Keeping Fee
of the Courier Company so far.Again, don't be deceived by anybody to pay any
other money except $128.00 US Dollars. I would have paid that but they said
no because they don't know when you will contact them and in case of
demurrage.You have to contact the FEDEX COURIER COMPANY now for the delivery
of your Draft with this information bellow;
Contact Person: Dr. Doussou Johnson
Tel/FAX: +229 93 862938
Finally, make sure that you reconfirm your Postal address and Direct
telephone number to them again to avoid any mistake on the Delivery and ask
them to give you the tracking number to enable you track your
package over there and know when it will get to your address. Let me repeat
again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail to avoid any
further delay and remember to pay them their Security Keeping fee of $128.00
US Dollars for their immediate action.
Note this. The FEDEX COURIER SERVICE company don't know the contents ofthe
Box. I registered it as a BOX of Africa cloths. They did not know the
contents was money. this is to avoid them delaying with the BOX.
Dont let them know that box contents money ok.
SHIPMENT CODE AWB 33XZS
PACKAGE REGISTERED CODE NO XGT442.
SECURITY CODE SCTC/2001DHX/567/
TRANSACTION CODE 233/CSTC/101/33028/
CERTIFICATE DEPOSIT CODE SCTC/BUN/xxiv/-78/01
Thanks and God bless you and your family.
Mrs Charles Faith Boni