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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: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 14:37:18 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Dear Partner.
I have a new email address!You can now email me at: email@example.com
- Dear Partner. I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds transferred under the cooperation of a new partner from Spain. Presently I'm in Asia for investment projects with my own share of the total sum. meanwhile, I didn't forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me intransferring those funds despite that it failed us some how.Now contact my secretary in Nigeria his name is Mr.Peter Eke, ask him to send you the total of $600.000.00 which I kept for your compensation for all the past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter. I appreciated your efforts at that tim every much. so feel free and get in touch with my secretary Mr.Peter Eke and instruct him 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, Iam very busy here because ofthe inve!
stment projects which me and the new partner are having at hand,finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction to the secretary onyour behalf to receive that money, so feel free to get in touch with Mr.Peter Eke he will send the amount to you without any delay. Best Regards, Mr.Peter Eke.