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Fraud email example:
From: mary ogun <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 01:21:11 -0800 (PST)
DEAR IN CHRIST,
Calvary greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus
Christ, I am former Mrs Mary Rasaq ADE, now Mrs Mary
OGUN, a widow to Late CAPTAIN Sheik Mohammed Rasaq
ADE, I am 72years old, I am now a new Christian
convert, suffering from long time cancer of the
>From all indications, my condition is really
deteriorating and is quite obvious that I may not live
more than six months, because the cancer stage has
gotten to a very severe stage.
My late husband was killed during the Gulf war, and
during the period of our marriage we had a son who was
also killed in cold blood during the Gulf war. My
late husband was very wealthy and after his death, I
inherited all his business and wealth. My personal
physician told me that I may not live for more than
six months and I am so scared about this. So, I now
decided to divide part of this wealth, by
contributing to the development of evangelism in
Africa, America, Europe and Asian Countries.
This mission which will no doubt be tasking had made
recenlty relocated to Nigeria, Africa where I live
presently. I selected your church after visiting the
website for this purpose and prayed over it, I am
willing to donate the sum of $2.000,000.00 Million US
Dollars to your Church/Ministry for the development of
evangelism and also as aids for the less privileged
around you.I cannot do this my self anymore. I once
asked members of my family to
one of my
accounts in Saudi Bank and distribute the money which
I have there to
organization and to
priviledged in Bulgaria and Sudan Africa
They cashed the money but kept it only to
themselves. Hence, I do not
trust them anymore, as
they seem not to
be contended with what I have left for them already.
Please note that, this fund is lying in a Security
Company in Europe and the company has branches,
therefore my lawyer will file an immediate application
for the transfer of the money in the name of your
ministry. Please, do not reply me if you have the
intention of using this fund for personal use other
than enhancement of evangelism.
Lastly, I want you/your ministry to be praying for me
regards my entire life and my health because I have
come to find out since my spiritual birth lately that
wealth acquisition without Jesus Christ in one's life
is vanity upon vanity.
May the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of
God, and the sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit be
If your are interested do reach my Attorney.
BARRISTER MARTIN OBI ESQ.
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