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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: SWIFTCARD CBN <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 20:47:50 +0100
Subject: ATM CARD
FROM THE DESK OF GOVERNOR CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIAPROFESSOR CHUKWUMA C SOLUDO
SIR, This is to officially inform you that we haveverified your contract / inheritance file and discovered reasons why you areyet to receive your payment. It is because of irregularities andcomplications discovered on your payment file by our technical experts inrespect to your contract / inheritance payment requirements whichhave just been duly rectified. Meanwhile, we have been informed that youare still dealing with impostors and non recommended officials in the bank.Such acts must stop for security reasons if you wish to receive your payment. Since we have decided to bring a solution to your problem, rightnow we have arranged your payment through our atm swift card payment thisis the latest instruction by our president Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar Adua (GCFR) federal republic of Nigeria. Below is the arrangement... theswift card center will send you an atm card which you will use to withdrawyour money from any Atm Cash Machine in any part of the world as we are interswitched, but themaximum is one thousand dollars per day, so if you like to receive your fundthis way please do let us know by contacting the card payment center on email(email@example.com) and Mr. Maxwel Ola Kayode, Director, Swiftcard Consultant Ltd of Central Bank of Nigeria, tEL; 234 80570 35342 with the following information Via return mail; Phone and fax number;
Address where you want them to send the card through diplomatic courier service (p.o box not accepted)
Your full name
Total amount you are expecting Instead of losing yourfund; And for your information you have to stop any furthercommunication with any institution or office until you receive the atm card. Call Maxwel Kayodeas soon as you receive this important message on his direct number:for more direction on this regards and also update himfor further instruction and directives. Note: because of impostors, we hereby issue you our code of conduct tag number which is (805) so youmust have to indicate this code when contacting the card center and update us accordingly. We await your urgent response.
MRS STELLA OBI COOKERChief Auditor / Secretary General To Governor Central Bank of Nigeria
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