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Fraud email example:
From: "Musa" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 16:04:46 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE COMPANY
Dear Partner,Many thanks for your profound willingness to be my partner in this viable business transaction. This transaction is 100% Genuine and you will be surprised to receive the Funds (US$250Million) in your bank acount very soon. I am really trying all day, doing my best to ensure smooth success hence, I expect you to give priority attention to this viable/ promising transaction. Obviously, I have carefully made vital arrangements ensured that the Coast is Clear before I contacted you to be my partner in this viable transaction. Also, note that I have done my Home Work effectively and I am 100% sure of prompt success in this beneficial business relationship. Meanwhile, I am trying to see the contact information of a reputable Lawyer in this country so that I can send you an application which you will Fill and forward to his Law Chambers. Note that the Attorney/ Lawyer shall NOT know that you have any link with me because of my delicate position in the Board of this
Prudential Insurance Company. If the Lawyer asks about how you got his contact, tell him that you have been in Nigeria several years ago and were able to confirm that he has been a prominent Lawyer hence, you have always prayed to be his client one day.I will NOT even meet the Attorney as your friend because such thing will jeopardise my position in this company. I have done my Home Work carefully and I have Fixed your Name in the Files of Late Mr. Roberts Finkelstein therefore, once the Attorney Verifies your application for claims, he will certainly confirm your Name as the eligible Next of Kin to the Late beneficiary. I have been an Employee with this Prudential Insurance Company since the past 15years. And, we are poorly paid to the extent that I hardly have enough to pay the school fees of my children. Sincerely Speaking, God has ordained to use this transaction to serve as blessing to my family and yourself. Hence, I plead your absolute Honesty, Faithfulness and
adequate communication with me until you confirm the money in your hands as the New beneficiary.Remember that the Attorney will only understands that you are claiming the Money that Belongs to you (as the Next-of-Kin to Late MR. ROBERT FINKELSTEIN). I have put forth my trust and confidence in you and I have the Faith that you will remain a good and enduring friend to me forever. And I believe that you must maintain the confidentiality of this business. You should understand that the amount involved in this transaction is big, so I want us to diligently do everything with maturity and good wisdom. Your friends will NOT know about it until we have established many investments with the Money in your country. So, I don't want anybody in your country to know about this business. Take notice that, in Life, it is always wise to be careful and secret regarding individual prosperity until it finally gets to your hands safely and successfully. I am confident and assured that we must
succeed in this transaction and I have whole-heartedly trusted in your good Honesty in the believe that my share of the Funds will be given to me as we meet in your country after the USD250Million is transfered to your account. Please my dearest Friend, tell me in your next email whether you are married, the number of Children you have and your religion. I will tell you all about myself because I have taken you from the deepest of my heart as my own Blood Relation. I am married with a wife (RITA) and I have Three children (Two boys "Joshua & John" and One girl "Esther"). I am a devoted Christian and I have the Fear of God. Hence, I believe in divine assistance and Miracle and, I have the Faith that we must succeed in this transaction and we will soon stay together as great relations and Best of Friends in your country. Hoping to hear from you today. Also, remember to maintain constant via telephone and email with me on everyday basis. My direct line is
+234-802-759-8043. Thanks a lot.Sincerely,Barr. Paul Powell
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