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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:
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 00:37:21 -0800
My name is Tarfa Mary .B (mrs).
I am the wife of the immediate past Inspector General (IG) of the Nigerian
If you have been following events going on in Nigeria, this issue will not
come to you as a surprice.
Due to the fact that the present administration has been in logger heads
with my husband, they are planning to freece his accounts claiming the funds
there are embesseled from the Police funds account.
My husband is so disturbed about this occurance that he might die of heart
I am soliciting for assistance to transfer the funds to a foreign account.
The bank manager where the accounts exist has agreed to coperate with me
as soon as I get a willing partner.
If you agree to assist me and my family, you will be highly compensated
as we will agree on the shearing pertarn before we start any thing.
I assure you that this is a mutual beneficial transaction that is hundred
percent risk free.
Do get back to me with the following information if you are interested in
1. Your full name and address.
2. your telephone and fax numbers.
3. Your company's name and address.
After we have agreed on the shearing pertarn, you will give me your banking
particulars where the funds will be transfered.
It will of importance also for you to send to me your driving licence or
international passport so that I will be sure of the person I am dealing
The amount involved is Fifteen million United states Dollars(15 M USD)
Thanks for your anticipated co-operation and expecting your response.
Mrs. M Tarfa Balogun.
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