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Fraud email example:
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 19:17:42 +0100
Subject: FROM THE CHAMBERS OF JOHN PRADMAN
FROM THE CHAMBERS OF JOHN PRADMAN(SAN)
PRADMAN & ASSOCIATES
#1-5 LAKE AVENUE IKEJA,
I am Attorney John pradman, of ATTORNEY PRADMAN & ASSOCIATES. This mail
written and intended to solicit your assistance to be presented as NEXT
KIN to my Late Client, Mr. Norman Walton.My Deceased Client Norman Walton,
(Bloomfield Township, Michigan) made a fixed Deposit of Fund valued at
$15,000,000.00(fifhteen Million United States Dollars Only) with Bank of
African Development and unfortunately lost his life aboard Egypt Air Flight
990, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on October 31, 1999 and left
beneficiary as Next of Kin except some vital documents related to the Deposit
still in my possession.
The Governing Body of the bank has contacted me on this matter and I am
yet to provide the Next of Kin to lay claims to the Fund. Under a clear
and legitimate agreement with you, I shall seek your consent to be
presented as the Next of Kin so that my late Clients'Fund will not be
confiscated by the bank.For the sake of transparency on this matter, you
free to make immediate contact via my private telephone:+234-803-329-7228,for
further information related to this matter.
Thank you very much for your anticipated acceptance
while we expect
your prompt response.
John pradman (SAN)
(L.B Hons) B.L PhD
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