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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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Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 03:43:46 -0700
I should believe you still remember me. I am Dr.MUSA BELLO, your partner
I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds transferred
under the cooperation of a new partner from Paraguay. Presently I am in
his country Paraguay for investment projects with my own share of the total
I didn't forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in transferring
those funds despite that it failed us somehow. Now I am retired and out
of Nigeria but I have left an instruction behind for you. Now you can contact
My Former P.A in Nigeria,
DR CHRIS GRAME
Ron this phone number 234-8025952817 Emaildr_chris_gramer11@yahoo.com
assist you in transferring the sum of US$4.5 Million into your nominated
bank account, which I kept in reserved account in fixed account of CBN for
your compensation for all your past efforts and attempts to assist me in
this matter. He will direct you on what to do and process your name to enable
the bank of New york transfer the fund to your account.
I appreciated your efforts at that time very much so,
feel free and get in touch with him on the advise on how to transfer the
amount to you. Please do let me know immediately you receive the fund so
that we can share the joy after all the sufferings at that time. In the
I am very busy here because of the investment projects which I and the
new partner are having at hand. with best regards, Musa Bello Remittance
TELEPHONE NUMBER PLEASE REPLY WITH YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER,FAX NUMBER,JOB
TITLE AND COUNTRY NAME. Best regards, Dr.JOSEPH SANOSI