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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: Miss Fatu Keita <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2008 08:49:54 +0900 (JST)
Subject: RE: YOUR PRIVATE MESSAGE.
Tel: 00225 66472450
It is my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which am intend to establish in your country.Though I have not met with you before but I believe one has to risk confiding in succeed sometimes in life.
I can confide on you for the brighter future of my life since you are a human being like me. But what i need from you is Truth, Trust And Honest.
There is this huge amount of Three Million Five Hundred Thousand united states dollars. ($3.500.000.00) which my late Father Deposited for me in the Bank here in Abidjan Cote D'ivoire as his next of kin before he died out of sickness.
Now" am decided to invest these money in your country or anywhere safe enough for security and political reasons.
I want you to help me to transfer my inheritance money into your personal account in your country for investment purposes on these areas:
2). the transport industry
3). Five star hotel
4). Real Estate
5) company enterprise
If you can be of an assistance to me, i will be pleased to offer to you 15% Of the total fund.
You can call Me for more explanation on this number:Tel: 00225 66472450
I will be humbly waiting your soonest response.
Miss Fatu Keita,
Tel: 00225 66472450
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