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Fraud email example:
From: "Felix Asapuo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 23:07:03 +0000
Subject: URGENT (getback to me immidiately )
FROM BARRISTER .A .OBINNA & F.ASAPUO CHAMBERS,
LEGAL PRACTITIONER AND PUBLIC NOTARY &
HIGH COURT REPRESENTATIVE
SUITE 202 OMEGA PLAZA, APAPA
It is obvious that this proposal will come to you as a suprise. This is
because we have not met before but i am inspired to sending you this email
by the huge fund transfer opportunity that will be of mutual benefit to the
two of us.
However, I am Barrister.A. obinna. (ESQ),the personal Attorney to the late
Engr.Steve Moore a national of Isle of Man in UK, who used to work with
Shell Petroleum Development Company(SPDC) in Nigeria. On the 21st of April
1996, my client,his wife And their three children were involved in a car
accident along Sagamu/Lagos Express Road. Unfortunately they all lost their
lives in the event of the accident, Since then I have made several enquiries
to several Embassies to locate any of my clients extended relatives,this has
also proved unsuccessful.After these several unsuccessful attempts,I decided
to trace his relatives over the Internet to locate any member of his family
but of no avail, hence I contacted you. I contacted you to assist in
repartrating the money and property left behind by my client,I can easily
convince the bank with my legal practice that you are the only surviving
relation of my client,
Otherwise the Estate he left behind will be confiscated or declared
unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposits were lodged.
Particularly, the Bank where the deceased had an account valued at about
$27million U.S dollars(twenty seven million U.S.America
dollars).Conseqently,The bank issued me a notice to provide the next of kin
or have the account confiscated within the next ten official working days.
Since i have been unsuccesfull in locating the the relatives for over
several years now.I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of
the deceased,so that the proceeds of this account valued at $27million U.S
dollars can be paid to your account and then you and me can share the money.
65%to me and 30% to you,while 5% should be for expenses or tax as your
government may require. I have all necessary legal documents that can be
used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest
cooperation to enable us see this deal through.
I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that
will protect you from any breach of the law.
Please get in touch with me over my private email: email@example.com
To enable us discuss further.
1)Your full name
2) Your contact Address
3) Your private phone,mobile and fax numbers for easy communicating
BARRISTER ASAPUO OBINNA .esq ( N B A )