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Fraud email example:
From: "Eveglist Joy" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2005 11:10:32 +0000
Subject: Evangelist joy williams.(Widow).
Evangelist joy williams(Widow).
Calvary greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I am Evangelist
joy williams, The daughter of Late Sherrif Kindimbu from Weste Africa
I am 34years old,my mother is From England,while my father is from
am an half cast (White Girl) I was married to Late John from England,
now a new christian convert,suffering from long time liver problem.
>From all indications, my condition is serious and according to my
is quite obvious that I may not survive the sickness,although as a
christain,I beleive God and I know that I will not die,I will leave to
declare the glory of God. My late Husband Late Mr.John Mike is From
England,he and my only son was killed by his family members,because he
not agree with them, I am presently leaving alone.Our Lord Jesus Christ
After the death of my husband,I made up my mind to travel abroad to
the rest of my life and continue to do the work of God as a
called our lawyer and I instructed him to sell all my Husband
shares to enable me raise some money to conitue my mission.
The lawyer sold the Shares and some of the properties and he was able
the sum of ($15,500,000.00(Fifteen Million Five Hundred Thousand US
Dollars)The fund is in cash,for the safety of the fund till am able to
travel out,he packaged the fund in consignments deposited it with
BANK FOR AFRICA UBA PLC on behalf of my late husband.
Presently,all the documents concerning the FUND are with me, Now that
sickness has gone to this stage,I am scared and I want the fund to be
for the work of God all over the world. I have prayed and I told God to
direct me to an honest christain who will receive this fund and utilise
for things that will glorify the name of God After my prayers,I
christian site in the internet,I found your email address and contacted
Please if you are interested in using this Fund for the work of
send to me your private phone and fax number full names and address to
enable me direct you to my late Husband lawyer for immediate
with the UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA on how the Fund will be claimed by you
Late Husbands Behalf as his Next of Kin and New Beneficiary
I await to here your urgent reply.
Thanks and God bless you.
Evangelist joy williams.(Widow).