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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: monika <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 05:25:16 +0900 (JST)
Subject: FROM MONIKA EDWARD
I know that this mail may come to you as surprise ,I am Mrs Monika Edward the wife To Dr Morgan Edward the former director general of Sierra-leone Gold and diamond corporation who was assasinated by the rebels loyal to Foday Sankoh the (R U F)leader i managed to escape my country with my son
It is my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which I and my Son (Mack) 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 ,there is this huge amount of Fifteen million U.S
dollars($15,000,000.00) which my late Husband kept for us with a Fiduciary Fund Holder in Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire in a Metallic Trunk Box before he was assasinated by the Rebels .
Now I and my Son have decided to invest these money in your country or anywhere safe enough outside Africa for security and political reasons. We want you to help us claim and retrieve this box from the Fiduciary Fund Holders and transfer it into your personal account in your country for
investment purposes on these areas:
2). The Transport Industry
3). Five Star Hotel
4). Real Estate
Now i want to ask you something;
1)Can i trust you?
2)Can you take me as your sister?
If you can be of an assistance to us we will be pleased to offer to you 20% Of the total fund. I await your soonest response.
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