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Fraud email example:
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 15:33:52 -0800
Subject: From:Mrs Caroline Solange Haafkens of Netherlands
From:Mrs Caroline Solange Haafkens of Netherlands
I am Mrs Caroline Solange Haafkens from Netherlands.
I am married to Dr.Franklyn Haafkens who worked with
Chevron/Texaco in Nigeria for twenty years before he
died in the year 2000.We were married for twenty-seven
years without a child. He died during one of the riot
in the Niger delta region of Nigeria.He was held
hostage and slain to death by protesting youths of the
Before his death we were both born again
christians.Since his death I
decided not to re-marry . When my late husband was
alive he deposited the sum of (Eight Million six
hundred thousand U.S.Dollars)with a
bank in the Netherlands
Presently, this money is still with the bank and the
management just wrote me as the beneficiary to come
forward to receive the money or rather issue a letter
of authorisation to somebody to receive it on my
behalf if I can not come over.
Presently, I'm with my laptop in a hospital where I
have been undergoing treatment for cancer of the lungs. I
since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have told me
have only a few months to live.
It is my last wish to see that this money is invested and
the proceed at the end of every year distributed among
I want a person that is God fearing that will use this
money to fund churches,orphanages and widows propagating
the word of
God and to ensure that the house of God is maintained. The
made us to understand that Blessed is the hand that
giveth.I took this decision because i know that there
are alot of poor people suffering from different kind
of diseases and nobody to come to their aid.
With God all things are possible. As soon as I receive
your reply I shall give you the contact of the bank.
I will also issue you a letter of authority that will
prove you as the new beneficiary of this fund.You are
to help me invest this funds into real estate and
stocks.You will be entitled to 10% of every profit you
make in a year.
Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I
Hoping to hearing from you soon through my private mail
waiting for your reply
Yours in Christ,
Mrs Caroline Solange Haafkens
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