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Fraud email example:
From: "Mrs Katerine Latif" <email@example.com> (may be fake)
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 20:47:58 +0000
Subject: I need your assistance please.
From Mrs Katrine Latif
Dearest in Christ ,
May the peace of the Lord Almighty be with you amen,I
am the above named widow married to Late Mr ABDUL LATIF
AL-KAZEMI from Kuweit who was the CEO KAZEMI COCO
INDUSTRY ABIDJAN COTE D'IVOIRE before his
untimely death in year 2002. We were married for
nineteen years with a child,my beloved husband died
after a brief illness that lasted for only four days.
Before his death, we were both born again Christian.
Since his death, I decided not to remarry or get a
child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is
against.When my late husband was alive he left the sum
of $7.5 Million (seven million five hundred thousand
U.S.Dollars) in a fixed deposite account with a bank
Presently, this money is still under the custody of
Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for
the next Eight months due to the cancer problem i
developed over these years now. Having
known my condition I decided to donate this fund out
to someone that will utilize this money the way I am
going to instruct herein. I want you to use this fund
for orphanages, widows, propagating the word of God
and to endeavor that the house of God is maintained.
The Bible made us to understand that Blessed is the
hand that giveth.
I took this decision because of my only child ,
and you will help to secure a good education
for him in your country &accomodation .
for the sake of God i will like you to
take him as your son and be a guidian to him .
My husband's relatives are evil and not Christians and
I dont want my husbands efforts to be used by
unbelievers,i dont want a situation where this money
will be used in an ungodly way. This is why I am
taking this decision to contact you knowing that with
your assistance things will work out for my son's
I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am
going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of
the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will
fight my case and I shall hold my peace. I dont need
any telephone communication in this regard because of
my health.So please try to be putting me in your
prayers, because with God all things are possible.
As soon as I receive your reply I will give you the
contact of the finance firm for you to contact them
immediately . I want you and your family to always
pray for me and my son because the lord is my
shephard. My happiness is that I lived a life of a
worthy Christian. Whoever that wants to serve the Lord
must serve him in spirit and truth.
Please i want you to indicate your willingness towards
this transaction immediately as Any delay in your
reply will give me room in sourcing for another person
for this same purpose.Please assure me that you will
act accordingly as I stated herein.
Hoping to receive your reply soon.
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Yours in Christ,
Mrs Katrine Latif