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Fraud email example:
From: lewis lewis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 11:53:01 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Good day
Compliments of the day, i hope this email reaches you in good condition. i am the above named person,Mr. Lewis, from Ivory Coast the son of late Mr&Mrs Aitua.It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously in France during one of his business trips abroad on the 13 of may 2003.
Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by an uncle of his who travelled with him at that time.But God knows the truth! My mother died when I was just 4 years old,and since then my father took me so special. Before the death of my father on may 13 of 2003 called and told me that he has the sum of Twelve million,five hundred thousand United State Dollars.(USD$12.500,000) compile in a metallic box and deposited with one of the security company here in Abidjan Ivroy coast West Africa 10 of febuary 2002
Therefore i do not want you to be surprised at the nature of my contact with you, the truth is that i actually got your contact on the world wide web (www) while i was in search of a trustworthy person for assitance. Basically i need someone sent by God, who will not be of any mischief nor take undue advantage of my present situation.
Furthermore,I want you to help me remit these funds from the security firm as i am incapable of doing it myself,my late farther also said that the security company does not know the content of the safe Box.he decleared it as family treasure and used my name (Lewis Aitua) to Deposit the Box as his only son for next of kin. He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business assocaites, That I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money to and use it for investment purposes.
I want you to assist me in clearing this box from the security company and then transfering the fund inside the box into your account overseas as a beneficiary of the fund, and also use it for an investment purpose for me and as well to further my education.
I am just a university undergraduate and really don't know what to do,this is because I have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant political crisis here in Ivory coast.The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life.I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards.Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded.
Finally, i wish to tell you that after you might have
remitted/collected the funds from the security company i intend for you to use the
funds for the following;
1.To start a better life again and as well further my education.
2. Make a charity donation to ophanage home.
3. Meanwhile 20% of the total funds will be for you, for your
I will wait to hear from you in order to give details on how you can claim the funds on my behalf, i am positive that this will not take too much of your time. As such i urge you to look at this duty as a call for service from God, also a call for helping me out of this my present trial, a call to put a smile on the faces of people in distress.
give me a call will this phone number +225-07536217 or you give me your phone number let give a call.
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