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Did you receive an email from a "Mary Donald" from "Anti-Fraud Investigation Unit" who says:
"we found out from Tricia who he is after serious investigation and tature he told us that they are both into the scamming activities,so he took us to where we located him and we went there with him as early as these morning to give him a house arrest, so we have the two of them in our custody right now.."?
Make sense of the gibberish in that run-on sentence that any 5th grader would know better than to write? Perhaps "tature" meant "torture"? Isn't it great that Anti-Fraud Investigation Unit wants to compensate you? And to think, we thought Nigeria was poor, but they have money to give away!
Of course, it is a scam! And although "Mary Donald" says you are being compensated, ultimately, there will be "courier fees" or security fees or something that will require them to send you a check (which will be counterfeit), have you deposit it in your bank, then Western Union money back to them.
Notice some of the other obvious signs that this is a scam are poor spelling , use of free Yahoo/Hotmail/etc email accounts, proposals that make no sense, etc.:
ANTI-FRAUD INVESTIGATION UNIT
58, awolowo road ikoyi,
Dear Mr Paul,
We have told you that we now have both of them in our custody here..
firstname.lastname@example.org ,email@example.com (MAX TRICI MARINARO ) is the same person using different email address with the same name and about , S Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) he isa business partner with Tricia after we found out from Tricia who he is after serious investigation and tature he told us that they are both into the scamming activities,so he took us to where we located him and we went there with him as early as these morning to give him a house arrest, so we have the two of them in our custody right now..
So the total money the two of them scammed you of is a total sum of $2000, please let us know if there is no additional information about the money you need to let us know because we have commence investigation on helping you to receive back your money so we want you to know the total sum of money that we would help you in retrieving from them, because after these case we would not listen to anything about the case from you again because immediately we finish with them they would be transfered away from where we are to life in prisonment where we also wouldn't get access to them again, so you have to be fast and open up about these..
Hope to read from you again,
P.S: WHY DONT YOU WANT TO SEND TO US ANY FORM OF YOUR IDENTIFICATION, ITS JUST SIMPLE, JUST SCANNED IT AND HAVE IT ATTACHED TO YOUR EMAIL BOX AND SEND IT TO US HERE..