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Fraud email example:
From: Prince Adams Moon <email@example.com>
Reply-To: Prince Adams Moon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: With regards,
FROM: Prince Adams Onuba
This letter might surprise you because we have met neither in person nor
by correspondence. But I believe it is one day that you get to know
somebody either in physical or through correspondence.I got your contact through
some discreet inquiry from the chamber of commerce and ndustry, you and
your organization were revealed as being quite astute in private entrepreneurship, one has no doubt in your ability to handle a
financial business transaction.
However, I am the son of His Royal Majesty, Iginawari Gorege Onuba III
and the traditional ruler of Eleme Province in the oil area of Rivers State
of Nigeria. I am making this contact to you in respect of US65,000,000.00 (Sixty Five Million Dollars), which I inherited, from my
late father. This Sixty Five million United States money was accumulated
from royalties rapid to my father as compensation by the oil firms cated in
our area as a result of oil presence on our land, which hampers
agriculture, which is our major source of livelihood. Unfortunately myfather died from protracted diabetes. But before his death he called my
attention and informed me that he lodged some funds in two boxes with a security
firm with an open beneficiary status. The lodgment SecurityCode Number was also revealed to me, althogh the contents of the boxes
were not disclosed to the Security Company, the boxes were deposited as(VALUABLES); he then advised me to look for a reliable business partner
abroad, who will assist me in investing the money in a lucrative business as a
result of economic instability in Nigeria.
So this is the main reason why I am contacting you for us to move this
money from the security firm to any country of your choice for investment
purposes. So I will like you to be the ultimate beneficiary, so that the funds
can be moved in your name and particulars toany country of your choice where it will be claimed and invested. Hence
my father had intimated the security firm personnel that the beneficiary
of the Box is his foreign partner whose particulars will be forwarded to
the firm at when due. But I will guide you accordingly. As soon as the fund
reaches, I will then come over to meet you in person, so that we candiscuss physically on Investment potentials.
Based on this assistance I and my family have unanimouslydecided to give
you 25% of the total money, 5% for charity homes and 5% for expenses, which
may arise during the transaction, fax and phone bills inclusive. The
balance of 65% you will invest and manage for my family. I hereby guarantee
you that this is not government money, it is not drug money and it is not money from arms deal. Though you have to maintain high
degree of confidentiality on this matter. I will give you all proof of
deposit and existence of money once assured and fully satisfied with your
capability and honesty. I hope this will be the beginning of a prosperous
relationship between my family and your family.
Nevertheless if you are for any reason not interest, kindly inform me
immediately so that I will start looking for another contact. I require also your
private phone and fax numbers for easy communication.I am waiting for your quick response.
Thanks and GOD Bless you.
Prince Adams Onuba
(For the Family).