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Fraud email example:
From: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 16:15:49 GMT
Subject: I await your soonest respond
From The Desk Of Pere Duran
General Auditor Of BANCO SABADELLl,
Carlos Ruiz, 27 esq. Ctra. Daganzo
Ajalvir - 28864 (Spain Madrid)
Private Tel: 34 699 862740
Good day to you.
I am Mr. Pere Duran the general auditor of BANCO SABADELLl
, Madrid Spain . There is this floating funds which is to
the tune of forty five Million Euro (45,000,000.00ERU) Which
as been floating in this A/C # 5005874BS1000 since 1995
after the death of the true owner of the funds late Mr.
Alberto O. COLLINS who was the manager of Diamond Safari
(PTY)SA , who died on the result of a motor accident on the
15Th May 2002. I just came across his file again when I was
auditing all the credit account in BANCO SABADELLl , and I
find out that nobody as ever come on behalf of the late Mr.
ALBERTO O. COLLINS as his next of kin to claim the funds.
And I have been monitoring this account since I discovered
this information. In this case, I have concluded to contact
you if you are reliable to execute this transaction with me,
then I will instruct you on how to claim as the next of kin
to the late Mr. ALBERTO O.COLLINS, so that the funds could
be transfer to your overseas A/C, if only you can co-operate
with me and not to betray me at the end.
For your information the first transfer payment to apply for
as the next of kin should be Twenty million Euros
As soon as you confirm your interest and co-operation, I
will give you the guide lines on how you can transact with
the bank for the approval of the funds to your A/C. As soon
as everything has been put in place for the transfer I will
apply for an annual leave to obtain a visa to travel to your
country for my share of the funds and the sharing of the
funds is 65% for me , 30% for you and the remaining 5% will
be for expenses incurred during the transaction.
As soon as the transaction is over I will secretly destroy
all documents that will lead to the trace of this transfer.
As soon as I hear from you on the above phone line or email
I will advise you on how to go about the transaction as well
as to send you an agreement letter that will bind the both
of us together in case of any future misunderstanding when
sharing the funds.
I await your soonest respond.
Mr. Pere Duran
Auditor General BANCO SABADELLl .