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Fraud email example:
From: "Mr.Jukse Maker" <firstname.lastname@example.org> (may be fake)
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 14:34:53 +0400
Subject: CAN YOU ASSIST?
From: Mr.Jukse Maker
National Bank of Dubai
Ras Al-Kaimah, branch U.A.E
I Got to know of you in search for a reputable and reliable person to assist me in an urgent need requiring utmost trust and confidentiality,while browsing the internet after I have decided on what to do as regards to the matter.
I am Mr.Jukse Maker, the branch manager, National Bank of Dubai (NBD) Dubai U.A.E. I am writing this letter to ask for your support and co-operation to carry out this business opportunity in my department.My name is Mr.Jukse Maker, the regional manager of National Bank of Dubai (NBD) Dubai in United Arab Emirates, Middle East region of Asia.
I am a Norwagian citizen, married with three children. I have packaged a financial transaction that will benefit both of us. as a branch manager of the bank, it's my duty to send financial reports to my head office in the city of Dubai U.A.E.
On the course of the last year 2003 end of the year's report, I discovered that my branch in which I am the manager made four million three hundred thousand Euro(Euro 4,300,000.00 E) of which my head office is not aware of and will never be aware of. I have since then PLACED this fund on a SUSPENCE ACCOUNT in another BANK, UNION TRUST INTERNATIONAL BANK(UTIB) Branched in Amsterdam, Holland. without a beneficiary. As an officer of the branch, I cannot be directly connected to this money thus I am compelled to request for your assistance to receive this money into your bank account. Upon your response, i shall provide to you their web-page and also how you can register with them and open an account in which they will use to log in the fund into your account.
I intend to give 20% of this fund to you while 80% shall be for me.I do need to asure you that there is practically no risk involved in this. It's going to be a bank-to-bank transafer.All I need from you is to stand as the original depositor of this fund.If you accept this offer, I will appreciate your timely response.
With best regards,