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Fraud email example:
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 13:53:35 +0100
UNION BANK PLC
plot 40 Marina Victoria Island
First, I must solicit your confidence in this
transaction. This is by virtue of its nature is a top
secret and should be held very confidential. Though I
know that a transaction of this magnitude will make
any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring
you that all will be well at the end of the day when
you get to know more about it.
I have decided to contact you due to the urgency of
this transaction, as I have been reliably informed of
your discreetness and ability so based on this, I
assume that you are competent to handle a transaction
of this nature. Let me start by introducing myself
properly to you.
I am MR. IBOM MAXWELL,MANAGER AUDIT DEPT,
UNION BANK PLC
I came to know you in my private search for a reliable and reputable person
handle this confidential transaction, which involves
the transaction of huge sum of money to a foreign
account requiring maximum confidence and secrecy.
A foreigner (AN AMERICAN) late MRS MARIANNE
(SNR) an oil merchant with Federal Republic of
Nigeria. with Allocation of Crude Oil. Until his
death a year ago in a Kenya Airline Plane crash that
plunge into the coast of Abidjan shortly after take
off (Airbus A-310 Flight KQ 435),he had a domicile
account with us (UNION BANK PLC ). This Account had a
credit balance as at the end of March 2001 worth
Ten Million United States Dollars (US$10,000,000).
The other necessary information will be given to you
after indication of your interest.
The Bank has been expecting the claims of the funds by
the Next of Kin to this funds which he did not clearly
stated in his account opening forms.The unavailability
of the beneficiary gave our bank concern after the
long period that the account has been
unoperational,therefore board of directors then
decided to search for him (the beneficiary). His
attention was sought through several international
Gazette but no positive result.The management has
decided to declare the money
UNCLAIM and subsequently share the whooping sum
amongst the directors.
In order to avert this negative development, some of
my trusted colleagues and I now seek your permission
to have you stand as next of kin to Late
MR/ MRS ENGR:MARIANNE (SNR) so that the fund US$10 Million will
be released and paid into your account as the
All documents with prove to enable you
get this fund will be perfectly worked out. We have
secured from the PROBATE order of MADAMUS to locate
any of the deceased beneficiary. So I are assuring
you that this business is (100% Risk free involvement
). Your share stays while the rest be for me and my
colleagues for investment purposes, according
to agreement between both parties.
As soon as we receive acknowledgement of receipt of
this message in acceptance of our mutual business
proposal we will furnish you with the necessary
(BANKING CO-ORDINATES) and disbursement ratio to
If this proposal is accepted by you contact us
immediately,but remenber that you do not have to take
undue advantage of the trust we have bestowed in you
to expose the deal or cheat us in any way as the
disbursement ratio will be agreed later between you
and us.We will be glad you reply with your company
letter headed name, telephone and fax numbers.
MR. IBOM MAXWELL
alternative email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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