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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: Monica Williams <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 10:14:40 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 09-12-2008 goodnews
I have a new email address!You can now email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dear Friend,I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds transferred under the cooperation of a new partner from paraguay . Presently I'm in paraguay for investment projects with my own share of the total sum. Meanwhile, I didn't forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in transferring those funds despite that it failed us some how.Now contact my secretary in Nigeria, her name is VIVIAN OBASI on email@example.com ask her to send you the total of (USD$1.800,000) one million eight hundred thousand dollars, which I kept for your compensation for all the past efforts and attempts to as sist me in this matter in the past. I appreciated your efforts at that time very much. So feel free and get in touch with my secretary VIVIAN OBASI and instruct her where to send the amount to you. Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share the joy after all the sufferness at that time. In the moment.Im very busy here because of the investment projects which me and the new partner are having at hand.Finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction to the secretary on your behalf to receive that money, so feel free to get in touch with VIVIAN OBASI she will send the amount to you without any delay.Regards,ENATOR Monica I. Williams Esq