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Fraud email example:
From: Maria Rose Muduo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 05:11:35 +0000
Subject: From: Maria Rose Muduo
Please reply to my private email address
From: Maria Rose Muduo
Av.12 RD 16,Apt.39B, Triechville
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire.
Private Email: email@example.com
Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you .I am
Maria Rose Muduo. The dauther of late Chief and Mrs. Alaine Muduo
JP. My father was a very wealthy GOLD and COCOA merchant who based in Accra,
Ghana and Abidjan the economic capital of Cote D'Ivoire respectively.
His business associate on one of their business outings poisoned him to death.
When my mother died on the 21ST October 1994, my father took my brother and me so
special because we were motherless.
Before the death of my father on the 29th November 2000 in a private hospital here in Abidjan,
He sincerely called me on his bedside and told me that he had a sum of US$10,500,000
(TEN MILLION FIVE HOUNDRED THOUSAND U.S DOLLARS) kept in a security company
here. He also said that the security company does not know the content of the Trunk Boxe.
He also put my name in Depositing the box as the beneficiary and next of kin.
He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business
associates, That I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer
this money and use it for investment purposes and further my education, I want you to assist me in clearing this fund into
your account overseas as a beneficiary of the fund, and also use it for an investment purpose,
such as real estate management. My interested areas of investment are; REAL ESTATE, HOTELS,
PETROLUM INDUSTRY & MINING, TRANSPORT or in any good investment you may advise me on.
I am honorably seeking for your assistance in the following ways.
(1) To assist me to clear this fund from the security company and transfer to your account successfully.
(2To provide a bank account into which this money would be transfer into.
(3) To serve as the guardian of this fund since I am a student with no business experience.
(4) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my Education
Moreover, I am willing to offer you 20% of the total sum as compensation for your effort /input after
the successful transfer of this fund to your nominated account. Furthermore, you can indicate your
option towards assisting me, as I believe that this transaction would be concluded within 14 days,
from the day you signify interest to assist me.
Waiting to hear from you soonest. Have a nice day and remain blessed.
Maria Rose Muduo
NB: Please reply to my private email address above