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Fraud email example:
From: "dominic williams" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 04:50:49 +0000
Subject: WITH TRUST!!!
Fax: +965-565 236.
From: Mrs Dominic Williams
RE: PLEASE ENDEAVOUR TO USE IT FOR THE CHILDREN
I am the above named person from Kuwait. I was married to Dr.Harry Williams
who worked with Kuwait embassy in Ivory Coast for nine years before he died
in the year 2000.We were married for eleven years without a child.He died
after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we
were both born again Christians.Since his death I decided not to re-marry.
When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of USD$12.2Million
(Twelve Million two hundred thousand U.S.Dollars) with one finance/security
company in London England. Presently, this money is still with the Security
Company. Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next
three months due to cancer problem.Though what disturbs me most is my stroke
sickness. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to church
or better still a christian individual that will utilize this money the way
I am going to instruct herein.
I want a church or God fearing person to utilise this fund for churches,
orphanages and widows. Propagating the word of God and to ensure that the
house of God is maintained. The Bible made us to understand that Blessed is
the hand that giveth.I took this decision upon myself because I don't have
any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not
Christians and I don't want my husband's hard earned money to be misused by
unbelievers. I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an
ungodly manner, hence, the reason for taking this bold decision.
I am not afraid of death since it's a necessary end and it will come when it
must. Again, to the children of God, it's not the end of life but the
begining of an everlasting life. I know that I am going to be in the bosom
of the Lord.Exodus 14:14 says that the lord will fight my case and I shall
hold my peace. I don't need any telephonecommunication in this regard
because of my health and the presence of my husband's relatives around me
always. I don't want them to know about this development.
With God all things are possible. As soon as I receive your reply I shall
give you the contact of the Finance/ Security Company in London England. I
will also issue you a letter of authority that will prove you as the
original- beneficiary of this fund. I want you and the church to always pray
for me 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 in truth because wealth
acquisition without Christ is vanity upon vanity all will be vanity. Please
always be prayerful all through your life. Any delay in your reply will give
me room in sourcing for a church or christian individual for this same
Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein.
I WILL ADVICE YOU TO CONTACT THE LAWYER IN CHARGE IN LONDON ENGLAND
HE DOES EVERYTHING ON MY BEHALF AND HE'S VERY UNDERSTANDING AND I BELIEVE HE
WILL LEAD YOU TO YOUR SUCCESS IN THIS REGARD IN JESUS NAME, AMEN!