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Fraud email example:
From: jurlet bruno <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 18:17:36 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Miss Jurlet Bruno.
Miss Jurlet Bruno.
UNHCR Refugee Camp,
A PLEA FOR ASSISTANCE.
It's my pleasure to contact you for investment assistance, which I,intendto establish with you and in your country.Though we have not met with you before but I believe, one has to risk confiding in someone to succeed sometimes in life.however is not mandatory nor will in any manner compel you to honour against your will.
I am the only daughter to the Late Léonard Bruno, from Nshili District of Gikomgoro Province in the Republic of Rwanda. My Father before his death was a successful Goldand Cocoa Merchant in Johannesburg, South Africa. Barely a weekmyfather returned from his usual European business trips, on Wednesday 14th March 2001, he was attacked and killed by some unknown assassins together with my dearest Mum.
The Police could not trace the killers till today, and because I do not know those behind my parents brutal killing and their reasons, I felt out of fear that my safety is not guaranteed, that is the reason why I decided to relocate with the help of the International Care to Abidjan in Cote D' Ivoire (formerly Ivory Coast) to save my life.
They loved me so much, and I was like their confidants to them before their untimely death, as such my Dad gave me informations on a very huge amount .(USD$21.000,000) ( MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS)
Which he kept for the family. Presently the money is in a Courier's Company Bonded Warehouse called the (Termsec )(full informations to be disclosed later to you on confirmation of your acceptance to assist me.
I have decided to invest this money in your country or anywhere safe enough outside Africa for security and political reasons and because of the problems in where I am now (Abidjan). I want you to help me to travel to this European Country to see that the .(USD$21.000,000) stored in two boxes is transferred to your Country or anywhere as you may advise, as I cannot travel out of Cote d'Ivoire now, as I am a Refugees from Rwanda seeking for Asylum.
Note: The Courier's Company does not know the exact content of the box, as the content was declared to be classified documents and valuables.
The shipment was done with Diplomatic Immunity [not to be inspected by any authority].
If you can be of assistance to me I will be pleased to offer to you 10% of the total fund for your assistance and your advice for the
I hope to hear from you soonest fro us to proceed.
Thank you and God bless you
Miss Jurlet Bruno..
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