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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: EZE ALI <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 21:21:39 +0000
Subject: BUSINESS TRANSACTION
Dear Friend,Good day and compliment of the seasons to you. My Name is EZE ALI, the son of Late ISHAYA JOHN ALI, the former Minister of sport in Nigeria I am 35-Year-Old-Nigerian in possession of my Late dad's properties. I lost him in a plane crash During his trip from a meeting he attended with some other ministers in Abuja. Since his death, I have been in charge of his business and properties and I have got no problem with that since I have been doing that before his death. I received a letter from one of his bank in Nigeria recently notifying me of a paymment worth 47.5 Million dollars made into his account by a computer firm Named "IF Computer GmbH Cecinastr" 37D-82205 Gilching,Germany. The money as I read is the Balance payment from a computer business he engaged in with the Federal Government of Nigeria during the NIGHA 2002(NIGERIA/GHANA NATION'S CUP CO-HOST). As a result of this notification I have written a letter through my Lawyer to the bank to deposit the Money into a vault House in NIGERIAL, in which I have successfullycarried out in the last two month. Since I am his next of kin ,it was so easy for me in doing this without the knowledge of my family members . I want to try as much as possible to transfer his money out of this Vault House before my family members got to know about this. I know that this issue is a very sensitive and it should not be discuss on the net. Why dont you send me your phone #and your Fax No. so that, I will get in touch with you . This deal is risk free and your gain shall be only 35% of this money provided you co-operate with me. Remember not to tell anybody about this because my daddy happens to be very popular person even after his death. I will be very grateful if you can help me but if you are not interested in this regard do not fail to let me know. BEST REGARDS, EZE ALI
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