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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: pharoah <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2004 13:51:23 -0400
Subject: Inherittance Claim(Please Read This,Very Urgent)
May The Almighty God Give You The Wisdom To Understnd My Predicament.
I, DAVE PHAROAH OKADIGBO,The Eldest Surviving Son Of Late Dr CHUBA OKADIGBO[May His Soul Rest In Peace]Hereby Solicit For Your Help. I Have A Bussiness Proposal For You Which I Hope By The Special Grace Of God Will Be Beneficial To You And Me.This Bussiness Proposal Is Not An Illusion But Achievable If Giving Your Maximum Support And co-operation.I Have To Assure You That This Bussiness Proposal Is Risk Free.
My Father[Dr Chuba Okadigbo]Was The Senate President Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria And Also The All Peoples Party Vice Presidential Flagbearer Of 2003 General Election In The Country Befor he was killed by
this Wicked Government.On The Dying Days Of My Father,He Confessed To Me Of About $1.5m[One Million ,Five Hundrend Thousand US Dollars] Kept In A Financial
Security Company And He Directed Me To Transfer This Money To A Foreign Account Before The Government Knows Of It .My Mother And I Are Left With No Other Option Than To Invest This Money Outside The Country Where It Will Be Safe. I Hereby Propose This To You If And Only If I Can Count On You.
1]That You Take 35%Of The Money
2]I Take 55%
3]The Remaing 10% Will Be For A Joint Bussiness In
Finally,What I Need From You Is Your Telephone Number And Your Contact Address For Onward Transfer Of This Fund.I Seriously Count On Your Support And Cooperation.
God Bless You.
DAVE OKADIGBO PHAROAH.