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Fraud email example:
From: humkal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 20:17:33 -0800
A very good day to you.
I am Barr.Humphery Kalu, an attorney at law. I was the Personal Attorney to Mr. Jones Gun,who lived in PortHarcourt,Nigeria for years,and whom hereinafter shall be referred to as my Client.
In April 2001, my client was involved in a fatal car accident which claimed his life.I hereby contact you to assist me in repatriating his left overs.
Most especially, the funds he left behind before they are confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Bank where this huge deposit was lodged.
The Central Bank of Nigeria has consented me to provide the Next of kin to the deseased Jones Gun, since they already know that i was his attorney, or have the account confiscated.
I seek your consent to present you as the Next of kin to the deceased so that the proceeds of this Account valued at Fifteen Million Six Hundred Thousand United States Dollars(US$15.6m) can be paid to you, as my Client's Next of Kin,and then we can share the amount on a mutually agreed percentage.
Legal documents to back up your claims as the deceased Next of Kin are on ground and will be provided by me.All I require from you is your honest co-operation and trust to enable us see this transaction through.
I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.
To enable us discuss further about this transaction, do contact me.
I await your urgent response.
With best regards,
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