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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: cbn nig <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2006 08:30:50 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Attn:Amarjit Singh
I contact you on my capacity as the Governor of central Bank of Nigeria,Professor charles Soludo
It has been brougth to the Notice of my office that You Have Outstanding Business transaction with Nigerians/Africans which has not been paid running into millions of Dollars.
I want to let you know that the President of the federal Republic of Nigeria has approved part payment of this amount to you this measure if part of the Democratic dividends of the present Administration .
So you are therefore requested to contact me immediately for the urgent payment of this amount without delay
Professor Charles Soludo
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