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Fraud email example:
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 19:35:58 -0700
My name is Belo Adams the family lawyer to the late Gen Sanni Abacha former
military head of state of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. who died in 1998.
During his regim my client in 1998 moved away the sum of $30,500,000(thirty
Million Five hundred Thousand United states Dollars in cash which was in
two trunk boxes and it was deposited with a security company in Europe as
personal effects and artifacts.
following the ushering in of the new civilan Governmentthe incunbent president
-Chief Olusegun Obasanjo ordered for the confiscation of my client property
within and outside the country and freezing of his bank accounts amounting
to billions of dollars starshed away in Swiss bank and other banks overseas
for he was accused of embezzling public fund.
My client family has suffered humilliation and thier fundamental human rights
have been denied and abused by the this government. Just recently the eldest
son Mohammed Abacha was released from detention .
Presently, my client's family are restricted from traveling overseas and
thier communication are being monitored.
In view of this I have been mandated by Mrs Mariam Abacha the wife of the
late head of state to negotiate with a reliable foreign partner who could
claim the consignment from thesecurity compamny in Europe.
By this arrangement you will be entitled to part with 30% of the total amount
for accepting to assist with the claim of the fund,while 60% will be invested
into a vaible business with your assistance and 5% will be utilized todefray
any expences that may arise in the course of this tansaction.
Therefore Iam soliciting your assistance in this transaction which I can
assure you to be 100% risk free in my capacity as the family lawyer.
upon your receipt of this message please call me or email me via this email
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