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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: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 19:47:30 +0000
Subject: YOUR INHERITANCE:
BARRISTER JERRY MORGAN & ASSOCIATES
Tel.:+44 704 570 8111
Address:33 Bedford Row
London WC1R 4JH,England
On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Engr.Jürgen
Krügger.I once again try to notify you as my earlier letter was returned
undelivered.I hereby attempt to reach you again bythis same email address on
I wish to notify you that late Engr.Jürgen Krügger made you a beneficiary to
his WILL.He left the sum of Thirty Million,One Hundred Thousand Dollars
(USD$30,100.000.00) to you in the Codicil and last testament tohis 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.