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Fraud email example:
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 17:27:50 -0700
Subject: Beloved In Christ,
Beloved In Christ,
Calvary greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I am Evang.Mariam
Adams, The dughter of Late Sherrif Kindimbu, I am 70years old, I am now
Christian convert,suffering from long time liver problem.
From all indications, my condition is serious and according to my doctor
is quite obvious that I may not survive the sickness,although as a christain,I
beleive God and I know that I will not die,I will leave to declare the glory
of God. My late Husband and my only son was killed during the Ogoni Crisis
I am presently Leaving alone.Our Lord Jesus Christ is my comforter.
My late Husband was very wealthy we have a lot of properties including Shares
and houses.After the death of my Husband,I made up my mind to travel abroad
leave the rest of my life and continue to do the work of God as a missionary.I
called our lawyer and I instructed him to sell all my Husband properties
shares to enableme raise some money to conitue my mission.
The lawyer sold the Shares and some of the properties and I was able raise
sum of ($6.3,000,000.00(Six Million Three Hundred Thousand US Dollars)The
is in cash,for the safety of the fund till am able to travel out,I packaged
the fund in consignments deposited it with a Security Company.
Presently,all the documents concerning the consignments are with my lawyer.
Now that my sickness has gone to this stage,I am scared and I want the fund
be used for the work of God all over the world. I have prayed and I told
to direct me to an honest christain who will receive this fund and utilise
for things that will glorify the name of God After my prayers,I searched
christain site in the internet,I found your email address and I decided
Please if you are interested in using this fund for the work of God,please
send to me your private phone and fax number full names and address to enable
me give it to my lawyer for immediate arrangement with the security company
how the conbsignments that contained the fund will be delivered to you.
can reply with this email ;firstname.lastname@example.org
I await your urgent reply.
Thanks and God bless you.
Evang. Mariam Adams.
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