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Fraud email example:
From: pick nice <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 00:47:55 -0500
Subject: PLZ HELP ME.....
RE: TRANSFER OF US$48.223 MILLION
I am MR HASAN BINBO, the operational manager in account management
section in charge of credit and
foreign bills of one of the prime banks here in South Africa. I am
writing in respect of a foreign customer of my bank who perished on
Boeing 737 PLANE CRASH into the red sea with the whole passengers on
He opened an account in this bank and died without a written or oral
WILL attached to the account. Since
his death, I personally watched to see the next of kin but all has
proved abortive as no one has come to
claim his funds and no other person knows about this account or
anything concerning it. The account has no
other beneficiary and until his death he was the manager of his
here in South Africa.
The amount involved is 48, 223,000.00 USD. [Forty eight million, two
hundred and twenty three thousand United States Dollar]. We will start
first transfer with $8,000,000.00[Eight million]. Upon conclusion
without any disappointment from your side,we shall re-apply for the
of the remaining balance.
THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% RISK FREE and should be treated with utmost
secrecy and confidentiality.
Furthermore, your area of specialization or country of origin is not a
hindrance to the success of this transaction. We are presently
by the South Africa Civil service code of conduct laws that prohibits
civil servants from operating private foreign accounts.
I have discussed this issue with the Bank Manager who I must involve
for a smooth and successful transfer of
the fund to any account, which you will provide. However, I want you
act as the next of kin to the deceased by providing your bank account
where the fund will be transferred for immediate investment on any
project. The banking ethics here does not allow such fund to stay
than 2 years without claim hence the fund will be recalled to the
government treasury as unclaimed fund after this period of dormancy.
conclusion, 65% of the fund will be for me. 20% for you, 10% for
both in Africa and in your country and the remaining 5% will be set
aside for expenses both parties might incurred during the transfer
Kindly e-mail, fax or call me as soon as you receives this email. You
should also include your private fax
and phone numbers for easy communication.
MR HASAN BINBO
NOTE:PLZ CONTACT ME@:email@example.com
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