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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: cbaji000 <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 09:21:29 +0100
Subject: THANKS FOR YOUR ANTICIPATED ASSISTANCE.
FROM THE DESK OF MR CHUCK BAJI
NIGERIA NATIONAL PETROLEUM COPORATION
FALOMO, IKOYI-LAGOS NIG.
I am the chairman of the contract award committee,federal ministry of
petroleum resources, Nigeria I am in search of an agent to assist us in the
transfer of FIFTY MILLION, FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS.
And subsequent investment in properties in your country.You will be
(1) Assist in the transfer of the said sum
(2) Advise on lucrative areas of investment
(3) Assist us in purchase of properties.
If you decide to render your service to us in this regard, 30% of the total
sum will be offerred to you. PLEASE SEND REPLY TO INDICATE YOUR WILLINGNESS
IN ASSISTING US SO THAT I WILL DIRECT YOU ON WHAT NEXT To DO.INCLUDE YOUR
DIRECT TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS IF YOU ARE RESPONDING.
THANKS FOR YOUR ANTICIPATED ASSISTANCE.
MR CHUCK BAJI
Chairman of the contract award committee(CCAC