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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:
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2008 16:05:01 +0200
Subject: YOUR SWIFT ATM CARD DELIVERY,
Dear Friend ,
We have Paid the Global Trust Courier Company the delivery fee for the delivery of your fund ($1,000.000.00) which has been credited in an ATM MASTER CARD for easy and safe delivery.But the manager of Central Bank Of West African States Benin Republic told me that the ATM CARD will be re-activated before sending it to you so that you will be able to withdraw the whole $1,000.000.00 before it will expire.
So i told director of Global Max Trust Courier company to please help in re-activating the card before delivering it to you, So the only fee you will pay him is $195.00usd re-activation charges to enable him re-activate the card before sending it to you to avoid expiry.
Below is the needed information to enable them re-activate and deliver your ATM MASTER CARD to you immediately.Note: the only fee you have to pay them is $195.00 usd that they will use in re-activating the CARD and also indicate this code (GMTCCP12546) when writen or calling he director, because it will prove that you are the owner of the ATM MASTER CARD.
GLOBAL MAX TRUST COURIER COMPANY REPUBLIC OF BENIN
MR. MD.MAXWELL (DIRECTOR)
EMAIL: email@example.com (or) firstname.lastname@example.org
SEND THE BELOW INFORMATION TO THE (GMTCC) GLOBAL MAX TRUST COURIER COMPANY DIRECTOR ON THE ABOVE INFORMATION:
1.YOUR FULL NAME:
2.YOUR HOME ADDRESS:
3.YOUR CURRENT HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER:
4.A COPY OF YOUR PICTURE:
Do let me know immediately you receive your ATM MASTER CARD so that we can share the joy togerther please do not forget to indicate this code(GMTCCP12546) to him ok.