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Fraud email example:
From: =?iso-8859-1?q?Regina=20Thompson?= <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 02:26:41 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: FAITH OF DONATION/GOD BE WITH YOU
¡Tengo nueva dirección de correo!Ahora puedes escribirme a: email@example.com
My name is Mrs. Regina Thompson, I am a dying woman who have decided to donate what I have to you/Organization. I am 59 years old and I was diagnosed for cancer about 2 years ago, immediately after the death of my husband, who had left me everything he worked for. I have been touched by God to donate from what I have inherited from my late husband to you for the good work of God than allow my relatives to use my husband hard earned funds ungodly.
Please pray that the good Lord forgive me my sins. I have asked God to forgive me and I believe he has because He is a merciful God.
I will be going in for an operation tomorrow morning I decided to WILL/donate the sum of $23,500,000(Twenty Three million five hundred thousand dollars) to you/Organization for the good work of the lord, and also to help the motherless and less privilege and also for the assistance of the widows according to (JAMES 1:27).
At the moment I cannot take any telephone calls right now due to the fact that my relatives are around me and my health status. I have adjusted my WILL and my Executor is aware I have changed my will, you and him will arrange the transfer of the funds from the Private Finance company to your humble self.
I wish you all the best and may the good Lord bless you abundantly, and Please use the funds well and always extend the good work to others.Contact my Executor (Barrister Abdulaziz Demed) with this specified Email: (firstname.lastname@example.org ) with your full names contact telephone/fax number and your full address and tell him that I have WILLED($23,500,000.00) to you and I have also notified him that I am WILL-IN that amount to you for a specific and good work. Thanks and God bless.
NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished as I dont want anything that will Jeopardize my last wish.And Also I will be contacting with you by email as I dont want my relation or anybody to know because they are always around me.
Mrs. Regina Thompson.
- Regina Thompson