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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: "Prof. Charles Soludo" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 12:56:40 +0100 (BST)
Subject: I AWAIT YOUR URGENT RESPONSE
Atten: Justin Thyme,
This is to reply your email.
Take note however, that I am most perplexed becuase,
where there is inheritance,
then the Donee stands to withstand and accomodate the
otherwise.This you know better as a business analyst.
The bank are satisfied, after there investigation
about your claim as reported by from the High
Court sequel to the affidavit of claim, that they got
in line with the applications that you are the next of kin.
In line with this development, it is only proper,
correct and ethical to release
the aforementioned sum to you upon the satisfactory
regulatory policy which
consist of adequate satisfaction to the government
Please get me right, since it is not in the bank
desire for your fund to be delayed.
Your name have already been slated for this quater.
But if not met, it has to be
cancelled till further notice except on the ground
that we settlement of the tax fee or you have to come
down here, before it could fit in for next quater
which phase of the payment quater.
Right now I want to help you out to quickly conclude this transaction.
Justin Thyme,you are to urgent go and make the payment of ($USD 5000) Five Thousand Dollars. So as to quickly conclude things here in your name and favour.
Here are the infomation for the payment.
Payment should be sent by western union money transfer or Money Gram to the cashier
Mr. ADIMABUA CLIFFORD
With address Lagos, Nigeria
TEST QUESTION: FROM JUSTIN
ANSWER: TO CLIFFORD
This is for your information.
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