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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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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: "Mrs Ann Dim" <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 15:57:10 +0200
Subject: FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SENATE HOUSE
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SENATE HOUSE
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT
(RESOLUTIONPANEL ON CONTRACT PAYMENT)
Our Ref: FGN /SNT/STB
ATTN: Beneficiary ,
We, the entire members of the Federal House of Senate, on behalf of the
Federal Republic of Nigerian Government, under the auspices of the
PRESIDENT, and the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, held a meeting last
week concerning payment, both foreign and local contractors and some
inheritance funds through ATM card Worth of 6 millon USA Dollars.
On going through your files yesterday, we discovered that your file was
dumped untreated, so at this juncture, we apologize for the delay of your
payment and please stop communicating with any office now and attention to
the appointed office below for you to receive your payment accordingly.
Now you're new Payment Released Code No: ATM:801, having received these
vital Code number, therefore you are qualified now to received and confirm
your payment with the Federal Government of Nigeria immediately within
Now you are directed to contact the Head of Computer Credit of CENTRAL BANK
OF NIGERIA. Mr. Paul Martin immediately with your information's.
Contact Person:Mr. Paul Martin Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Contact him now and inform him that you received an email from The Federal
House of Senate Federal Republic of Nigeria , Instructing you to contact him
for immediate release of your fund and forward your Details to his office to
NOTE: We have mounted our security network to monitor every in-coming call,
if we still find out that you are still dealing with all those fraudsters
that have been frustrating, I shall stop and cancel your payment immediately
Mrs Ann Dim
(Secretary to the senate president)
Senator David Mark
(Federal Republic of Nigeria)