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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.
Read more about such scams here or in our 419 FAQ. Use the Scam-O-Matic to verify suspect emails.
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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 09:15:28 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: RE:YOUR PAYMENT NOTIFICATION
RE:YOUR PAYMENT NOTIFICATION
From: Mr Mark Eze
Central Bank Of Nigeria.
This is to officially inform you that we have verified your contract /
inheritance file presently on my desk, and I found out that you have
not received your payment due to your lack of co-operation and not
fulfilling the obligations giving to you in respect to your contract /
inheritance payment.Secondly, you are hereby advised to stop dealing with some non-officials in the bank as this is anillegal act and will have to stop if you so wish to receive your payment immediately.
After the board meeting held at our headquarters, we have resolved in
finding a solution to your problem, and as you may know, we have
arranged your payment through our SWIFT CARD PAYMENT CENTRE in Europe, America and Asia Pacific, which is the instruction given by our New president Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
This card centre will send you an ATM CARD which you will use to
withdraw your money in an ATM MACHINE in any part of the world, but the
maximum is ($20,000.00) Twenty Thousand Us Dollars per day. So, if you like to receive your fund this way, please do let us know by forwarding the below details to Mr. Steve Grant the CARD PAYMENT CENTRE on this email: (email@example.com).
(1) Your Full Name
(2)Address where you want the payment centre to send your ATM CARD.
(3)Phone And Fax Number
(4) Your Total Fund to be received.
Instead of loosing your fund, please indicate to the Card Centre the
total sum you are expecting and for your information you have stop any
further communication with anybody or office. On this regards, do not
hesitate to contact me for more details and direction, and also please do update me with any new development.
Thanks for your co-operation.
Mr Mark Eze
Central bank Of Nigeria.
Note: Because of impostors, we hereby issue you with our code of
conduct, which is (6083) so you have to indicate this code when contacting the payment center.
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