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Fraud email example:
From: michael kodjo <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 09:26:07 -0500 (EST)
Subject: URGENT REPLY
my name is Mr micheal kodjo i work with the icb bank kaneshe accra ghana. i got your contact through internet where i was searching for a foreigner with foreign accounts.Base on fact that my deceased customer was a foreigner only foreigner can claim the fund from our bank. You. dont need to travel to my country regards to this transaction, This fund come to your account as a next of kin fund, HE DEPOSITE A HUGH AMOUNT OF $10.500USD)TEN MILLON FIVE HUNDERED DOLLARS)in international commercal bank. kanesh branch po.box 382 accra-ghana This fund belongs to our deceased customer(MR.willam exom ) From AUSTRALIAN. He died on 31/07/ 2001 along with his supposed next of kin in an air crash. He nationalized here in accra-ghana for years before his death. He executed a lot of contracts here before his death and he was also the major supplier of agricultural equipments in West Africa. The banking law here stipulates that if such money remains uncliamed after 5 year,it will go to the !
treasury as unclaimed fund. We discovered the money during our last auditing in our department.we have made all necessary enquries to find out if we can get any of his relation so that they will come for the claims but to no avail. I decided to contact you and release the fund to you as the nearest person to the dead man because I dont want the money to go into the bank treasury as uncliamed fund and besides nobody is coming for the fund again. Many Banks in African use to confiscate alot of foreigners money in our bank after the fund lying dormant in the Bank.We Poor Bankers we dont gain anything if the fund is confiscated.I got this oppurtunity and decided to contact you,for the mutual benefit of our both families. The transaction has to undergo normal banking procedures of transfering inheritance fund.You will apply as the nearest person to the deceased customer while i ill be here as your partner in the business,guiding you on what to do until the fund enters your accou!
immediate execution of this transaction,you have to send me your full name,banking information which you will use to receive the fund,telephone and fax numbers,for easy communication. Upon receipt of the above mentioned,i will send you a text of application which you will use to apply to the Foreign Remittance Department in our Bank,for easy execution of the transaction. This transaction is 100% hitch-free on both sides and has no atom of negativity on both side but you must try to keep it confidential and as a top secret as you may wish to know that am among the Bank Officials. I once again wish to inform you that 25% of the total sum will be for you for the provision of account were i will transfer the money and the rest will be for me and my colleague who is also involved in the business. Here will be a little expencess in other to get some documents to back up this claims.i feel that you will be a bit assist when needed for that. As we have spent a lot of money in garde!
information of this transaction before contacting you. I hoped that you will not betray us when this fund enters your account.I have worked very hard in my life and this one oppurtunity that i dont want play with it. i will need the following informations about you
1)your full name,
5)how capable you are to receive this huge amount into your account, and i hope that you will not betray me when the money enter into your account in your country.
( 6)your direct telphone contact fax and home address. My full name is Mr micheal kodjo . Manager foreign remmittance dept Bank of Africa(B.O.A) My house address no,25 suma street dapoyah. i have worked with this bank for 9 years now. i don't want to loose this last opportunity almighty God gave to me at this old age. REGARD
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