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Fraud email example:
From: markjohnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> (may be fake)
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 04:45:42 -0500 (COT)
Subject: From: MR MARK JOHNSON
From: MR MARK JOHNSON
Director Auditing Dept
Inland Bank Nig Plc
I am pleased to get across to you for a very urgent and profitable
business proposal, though I don't know you neither have I seen you before but my confidence was reposed on you when the Chief Executive of Lagos State chamber of Commerce and Industry handed me your contact for a confidential business.
I am Mr Mark Johnson,one of the Directors in charge of Auditing and Accounting section Inland Bank Plc in West Africa and also Chairman of Investigating and Auditing Department of the Bank.
The intended business is thus; We had a foreign customer resident in State, whose name is Morris Thompson, 61, of Fairbanks, Alaska. He was one of the state's most prominent Native and business leaders , he was a Contractor with one of the Government Parastatals in Nigeria. He has in his Account in my branch the sum of US15Million (fifteen million united states dollars only)ever since he died no one has come to claim his fund as the next of kin and the account still remines dormant.
He perished alongside with his family,wife Thelma Thompson and daughter Sheryl Thompson.
Mr Morris Thompson died on January 31st 2000 with Alaska Airlines Flight 261.You can as well confirm it by yourself through under stated Website of the incident
and if you want to know more about the man himself, you can check
I in collaboration with two other top Officials of the bank have
covered up the account all this while. Now we want you (being a foreigner) to be fronted as one of his next of kin and forward your account and other relevant documents to be advised to you by us to attest to the Claim.
We will use our positions to get all internal documentations to back up the claims. The whole procedures will last only five working days to get the fund retrieved successfully without trace even now or in future.
Your response is only what we are waiting for as we have arranged all necessary things.
As soon as this message comes to you kindly get back to me indicating your interest, then I will furnish you with the whole procedures to ensure that the deal is successfully concluded. For your assistance we have agreed to give you Thirty percent (30%) of the Total sum at the end of the transaction while 60% would be for my colleagues and I and the remaining 10% would be for any form of expenses that we may be incurred during the course of the transaction which would be given to us when the money is transferred into your account before splitting the balance on the agreed percentage of 60% to 30%.
In order to get all the legal documents from the court, kindly send the following information to us immediately. Your full name, telephone, mobile and fax numbers as well as your resident or company address.
I await your earliest response as you call me on my direct phone number 234-803-5822605 for more clearification.
Mr Mark Johnson
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