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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: "Dempsey R. Williams Esq" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Reply-To: "Dempsey R. Williams Esq" <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2008 00:00:16 EEST
Subject: THIS IS MY THIRD AND FINAL EMAIL
On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Engr. Jürge Krügger. I once again try to notify you as my earlier letter was returned undelivered. I wish to notify you that late Engr. Jurge Krugger made you a beneficiary to his WILL. He left the sum of Twenty Million, One Hundred Thousand Pounds Sterling (£20, 100.000.00GBP) to you in the Codicil and last testament to his WILL.
This may sound strange and unbelievable to you, but it is real and true. Being a widely traveled man, he must have been in contact with you in the past or simply you were nominated to him by one of his numerous friends abroad who wished you good. Engr. Jurge Krugger until his death was a member of the Helicopter Society and the Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers.
According to him this money is to support your humanitarian activities and to help the poor and the needy in our society. Please if I reach you as I am hopeful, endeavor to get back to me as soon as possible to enable me conclude my job. I hope to hear from you in no distant time.
Note: You are advise to contact me with my personal email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
I await your prompt response.
Yours in Service,
Dempsey R. Williams Esq
Attorney at Law