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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: "Fredrick Agom" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 01:53:40 +0000
Subject: URGENT PLEASE
It is a pleasure meeting you at last for i have waited for this golden
moment.I am Mr Fredrick Agom of the (FREDRICKS CHAMBERS) Six months ago ,my
late client died in a fatal accident and was buried at the state cemetry.My
late client has an account with UNION BANK NIGERIA PLC with a credit balance
of Ten Million ,Six Hundred Thousand Dollars($10,600,000),which has been
dormant for a very long time.
All efforts to contact the named beneficiary to late Mr John 's estate,with
the supplied information proved futile. My good friend , i am contacting you
because i want you to
claim this money with me, since you bear the last name to that of the new
next of kin and also i have the necessary information that would enable us
to this claim.
Please kindly send me your full name, your address,and your telephone
number,fax number to enable us know which other step to take towards the
claim of this money.
MR FREDRICK AGOM.
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