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The scheme involved:
(a) sending email messages to potential victims about large sums of money or other assets;
(b) making false and fraudulent representations about advance fees that the victims had to pay to obtain the money or assets;
(c) posing as government or bank officials to persuade the victims to pay the advance fees;
(d) providing false and fraudulent documents to the victims; and
(e) causing the victims to transfer money to pay the advance fees, usually by Western Union or MoneyGram.
That´s why they want your phone number!They also exerted considerable pressure on the potential victim, both by email and on the telephone. For example, telephone records show that the defendant called xxx xxx nearly 1,200 times during a two year period.
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