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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: "Patrick Aziza" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2008 16:06:20 +0200
Subject: GOODY DAY PLEASE GET BACK FOR MORE DETAILS
* Dr. Johnson willan
Director Project Implementation
Federal Ministry of Health
And Social Services,
EMAIL **firstname.lastname@example.org* <email@example.com>
Strictly Confidential Business Proposal
*TRANSFER OF US$11.5 MILLION INTO A PERSONAL / COMNPANYS OFFSHORE ACCOUNT.*
Based on the information Gathered from the Ministry of Trade and Finance
Industry, we intend to Solicit your Assistance on this Transaction with you
on the Assumption that you will not disappoint us. We have *(Eleven Million,
Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) U.S$11.500 000.00 *which we made over time
from our inflated contracts in my Ministry Federal Ministry of Health and
We are seeking your Assistance and Permission to Remit this Amount into your
Account or any other Nominated Account, you can Provide for us. Your
Commission will be* 30% *of the Total Sum,* 20% *for Expenses and the
remaining* 50% *is for Myself. Please, notify me, your Acceptance to carry
out this Transaction Urgently by sending your Personal Confidential
Information. Kindly, Acknowledge as Urgent.
*Thanks for your Co-operation.
Dr. Johnson willan.*