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Fraud email example:
From: Mrs.Winnie warmate <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 16:19:27 +0100
Subject: Doing it together
From Winnie warmate
I Mrs.Winnie warmate, I represent the members of
contract award committee of my country,Republic of benin cotonou.
We managed to deposit the sum of $22 million in the
vault of Citi Bank of America (local branch).These
funds has been successfully moved to a coded vault of
our correspondent bank abroad.
These funds was acquired as gratification from various
contractors we have assisted in getting contracts.
This fund was deposited without any account as a
result of civil service code, which does not allow us
to operate foreign account. I'm asking for your
assistance as a foreign partner to move this fund from
the vault of our correspondent bank abroad to your account,
with you as the beneficiary.
I will also need your assistance in the investment of
most of our share of the funds in your country,
in profitable areas of interest to us, especially
in area of hospitality industry.
You will be entitled to 15% of the total funds for
your assistance. If you are interested contact me
immediately through this private email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
for more details and how to proceed
Regards and God bless.