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Fraud email example:
From: "SAMUEL LANTEY" <firstname.lastname@example.org> (may be fake)
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 19:01:53 +0000
NMP REFUGEE CAMP
austine freeman KAMOKAI.
May I use this medium to introduce myself to you? I am a Sierra Leone
National and my name is austine freeman. The son of Sabatha Kamokai my
father has a Diamond and Mining Corporation in Sierra Leone before the
war finally broke out.
Things have never been the same and presently, I am seeking refugee in
Ghana. I pray that my decision to contact you will be given a genuine
approval considering the facts that we have not known each other before.
Before my father was killed he deposited some huge amount of money in
Ghana with a security company in two save boxes which was deposited as
described to be containing precious items and personal effects I have
worked out arrangements to get this box containing the fund to be taken
out of Africa. Now I need
your assistances to help me receive the boxes in your country as soon
as it arrives and the safe keeping of it. When the box arrives, you will
meet the diplomatic officials and they will assist you. All the
documents covering the legality of the money will be sending to you through my
lawyer name Barrister kwame Kofi.
As you can understand, presently we are in very tight situation and
hence I have not been able to pay the demurrage that the box has
accumulated that is the reasons we have not remove the boxes from the company.
Every day, which the boxes spend in the company for safe keeping, it
accumulates demurrage of $20 per day. This is why I work out this strategy
to take this box out of Africa. There, you will help me receive it as
our trustee or beneficiary.
I and my brother have worked out %20 of the amount for you and your
family,%10 kept aside for all expenses and the remaining %70 is what I
and my family will invest and live with.
I know you will be wondering how I got your contact. Your contact was
given to me by a Christian brother in Accra. Who assured me of your
reliability and trustworthy concerning this business I will be very
grateful if only you can help me out of this transaction of the whole thing.
Because I want
this cash to be moved out of Ghana to overseas for investment under
your care without any further delay.
Pls. kindly help me contact my lawyer Name Barrister kwame koffi
Direct Tel:+233 243-261-315
email@example.com tell him to send u all the
documents that is covering the boxes and reply me as soon as you receive this
letter for any further information that you need to know send me your
private phone and fax number to enable him to send you the legal
documents that is covering the entire boxes.
I am counting on you, looking forward to hear from you. PLEASE REPLY ME
THROUGH EMAIL BELOW:
Thanks and God bless you.
AUSTINE FREEMAN KAMOKAI.