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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: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 03:50:22 +0100
I have been waiting for you to come down here and pick your $1.500 000.00=
USD but I did not heard from you.Then I went and deposited the $1.500 00=
0.00 Million USA Dollars,as a consignment boxes to FEDEX COURIER COMAPNY =
BENIN BRANCH. in Benin Republic,because I travelled to SAUDI ARABIA and i=
will not come back till next month end. I want You to contact the FEDEX =
COURIER COMAPNY BENIN BRANCH. to know when they will deliver your consign=
ment boxes to you. Please i want to let you know that only the director k=
nows the content and no body else knows about this only Dr Allen Uba the =
director So please waist no time in contacting them with the below inform=
ation. I have paid for the delievery fee so the only money you have to se=
nd to them now is the security keeping fee of your consignment.Please i w=
ill advice you to be friendly with Dr Allen Uba the director because he a=
lone have the idea of the content of your consignment.But i want to let y=
ou know that i did not give him the key of the boxes so please take note =
that as soon as they deliver the consignment use this ( CODE NUMBERS TO O=
PEN THE THREE BOXES TO KNOW IF THE COMPLETE OF 1.5MILLION USD IS IN IT ).=
THE FIRST BOX CODE ( 0036589 )THE SECOND BOX CODE ( 0014759 )THE THIRD B=
OX CODE ( 4475855 ) AND I WANT YOU TO KEEP THIS CODE NUMBERS CONFIDENTIAL=
IN YOUR HOME TO AVOID ANOTHER PERSON GETTING INTHOURCH WITH YOUR MONEY M=
AY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
CONTACT PERSON; DR.ALLEN UBA=20
DIRECTOR FEDEX COURIER COMAPNY BENIN BRANCH.=20
CONTACT PHONE+229-9369-8025 OR 0022997824166
Try to contact them as soon as possible to avoid increasing the security =
keeping fee I gave them your delivering address but you have to reconfirm=
it to them again to avoid them making mistake in delievering your consig=
nment to your home reconfirm below information to the company immediately=
and tell them to send to you the airwaybill reciept as soon as you send =
them the security fee. I would have paid the security fee for you but the=
y said no because they dont know when you will contact them so please the=
y are waiting for you to contact them with your information to avoid mist=
ake in delivery. and let them know also that they should waist no time in=
sending to you the tracking number of your consignment so that you can b=
e able to track it and know when it will arrive your country.
Let me know as soon as you receive your consignment,and check the content=
s weather the complete of the total $1.500 000.00 million united states d=
ollars is in it. Please always call them to know the condition of this th=
ree boxes because you know the content so please let it be very important=
to you So try and do everything possible to make sure that this three bo=
xes gets to your home with out any delay.