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Fraud email example:
From: Louis Agama <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 05:33:17 +0200
From_The Desk Of: Mr.Louis D.Agama
Manager Credit& Foreign Bills
African Development Bank (ADB].
196 Oxford Cresent, Sandton
Contact Number: 00-871763591420
I am Mr.Louis Daba Agama, the Manager Credit and Foreign Bills of AFRICAN
DEVELOPMENT BANK (ADB]. I have an urgent and very confidential business
proposition for you.On Sept 15th,1996,a Korean Oil Consultant/Contractor with
the Iranian Solid Minerals Corporation, Mr. Choi Jihun, made a numbered time
(Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$21,000,000(Twenty One
Million United States Dollars) in my bank.
Upon maturity,I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got
no reply. After a month, a reminder was sent without response and finally we
discovered from his contract employers, the Iranian Solid Minerals Corporation
that Mr. Choi Jihun died in the ill fated Korean Air Flight 801,which crashed
in Guam on August 6th,1997.
On further investigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL and
all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless.I therefore made further
investigation and discovered that Mr. Choi Jihun did not declare any next of
kin or relations in all his official documents,including his Bank Deposit
paperwork with us.
This sum of US$21,000,000.00 is still lying in my Bank and the interest is
being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one
willever come forward to claim it. According to the banking Laws here, at the
expiration of 8
years,the money will revert to the ownership of the Government if nobody
applies to claim the fund.Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as
a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr.Choi Jihun so that the fruits
of this man's labour will not get into the hands of some corrupt government
This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full names and
address so that the attorney will prepare the necessary documents and
affidavit that will put you in place as the next of kin. We shall employ the
services of an attorney for drafting and notarization of the WILL and to obtain
the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favour for
A bank account in any part of the world that you will provide will then
facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin.
The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 85%
for me and 15% for you.
There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done
by the attorney and my position as the Manager Credit and Foreign Bills
guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested,
please reply immediately.
Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant
documents that will help you understand the transaction. Please send me your
confidential email address, telephone and fax numbers for easy communication.
Please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this
transaction will be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your
assistance to invest my share in an overseas country, probably your country.
Awaiting your urgent reply via my e-mail address.
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