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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: Dr Alfred Muthu <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 08:19:17 +0000
Subject: From """"Dr Alfred Muthu"""""
>From """"Dr Alfred Muthu"""""
UBS AG Postfach
My Name is Dr Alfred Muthu and I am an investment consultant working with Bank Of Swtizerland, UBS AG. at their offshore department Zurich Swtzerland .I will be happy to work this deal out with you if you have a coporate or personal Bank Account and if you are capable to keep TOP SECRET.I need strong Assurance that you will never let me down,if I transter this money to your account.
During one of our peroidic auditing I discorved a dormant accounts with holding balance of 52,000,000 (Fifty two Million British Pounds) this account has not been operated for the past years. As at this moment,I am constrained to issue more details about this business until your response is received.
If you are not familiar with my Bank profile,please take a moment of your very busy schedules to read about my Bank website;www.ubs.com and I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible if you are interested, on replying send me the followings.
Swift Code No:..........
Your Private Telephone No:.......
Your Home & Office:.............
Thank you for your time and attention.
Dr Alfred Muthu.
Chief investment Consultant,
UBS AG Postfach
8098 Zürich Switzerland