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  • n. An attempt to defraud by sending out large amounts of emails stating that the recipient has inherited a vast fortune, but will need to supply banking account details, or to send payment for fees, before the inheritance can be passed on.

Etymologies

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Commonly originate from Nigeria, although the country of origin is often spoofed.

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