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Fraud email example:
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 10:56:21 -0800
FROM THE DIRECTOR
AUDIT AND ACCOUNTS UNIT,
FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPT., FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC.
STRICTLY PERSONAL & CONFIDENTIAL
With due honour and respect,i am Dr.Emma Chukwu,the director in charge of
audit and account unit,foreign remittance dept.of the FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA
PLC , I got your impressive information through my good friend who works
with chamber of commerce on foreign business relations in Cotonou-Benin,though
not disclose to him my exact intent. It is he who recommended your person
to me to be viable and capable, and i decided to contact you for beneficial
and a 100% risk-free business transaction .
During our auditing and investigations in this bank, my department came
across the sum of TEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES
DOLLARS(US$10,500,000.00)only belonging to a japanese international business
man who died along with his family on the 02 FEB 1997 in a plane crash,
aircraft name is Hawker Siddeley HS-748-353 Srs. 2A
This crash happened in Tambacounda (Senegal) in Africa, and t he registration
number of the aircraft is 6AV-AEO .Before our discovery of this development,there
was no trace of claim from any person as the fund remains dormant in his
account with this bank. Although ,I keep this information secret whitin
my jurisdiction to enable us put claims and transfer the said amount through
a trustworthy friend overseas whom we shall present to the bank as the bonafide
next-of-kin to the deceased for a profittable and successful deal. Meanwhile,
all the arrangments to put claims as the bonafide next-of-kin to the deceased,to
get the required approval and transfer of this money to a foreign account
has been put in place.
The directives and the needed information will be relayed to you as soon
as you indicate your intrest and willingness .Infact, we could have done
this deal alone but because as civil servants we are not legally allowed
to operate foreign account; and it would eventually raise an eyebrow on
our side during the time of trans f er because we are staff of thebank.
These are the actual reasons why it requires a second-fellow who will forward
claims by our support as the bonafide next-of-kin with beninoise court affidavit
to the bank and also present a foreign bank account where the money will
On conclusion of this transsaction, you will be entitled to 25% of the total
sum as gratification, 5%of the total sum will be used to reinburse expenses
that might arise from telephone bills and other expenses during the transaction,
while 70% will be for my partners and me here. Please you have been adviced
to keep top secret as we are still in service and intend to retire from
service after we conclude this with you.
I will be monitoring the whole situation here in this bank until you confirm
the money in your account. We then come down to your country for subsequent
sharing of the fund according to the percentages indicated above, and for
investment i n any country you may advice us to invest.
All other necessary information will be sent to you when i hear from you.
I suggest you get back to me as soon as possible, stating your wish.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO
ASK ME IMMEDIATELY ON THE ABOVE E-MAIL ADDRESS OR CALL
ME ON THE FOLLOWING MOBILE PHONE NUMBER:
234-80-3357-6564FOR IMMEDIATE CLARIFICATIONS.
DR. EMMA CHUKWU
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