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Fraud email example:
From: "patrick kaba" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2006 19:44:04 +0200
MR. T. PATRICK DIRECTOR (ABSA) ALMALGAMATED BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA
ALMALGAMATED BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA,
18 PARK LANE, JOHANNESBURG GAUTENG,
TEL: + 27 84 70 69 479
My name is MR.T. PATRICK KABA, DIRECTOR (ABSA) ALMALGAMATED BANK OF SOUTH
AFRICA,18 PARK LANE STREET, JOHANNESBURG GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA.
I am writing in respect of a foreign customer of my bank with account number
ABB 30-A77-096/ECWB/GH who perished in a plane crash [Ethiopianairline]with
the whole passengers aboard.Since the demise of this our customer. I have
personally watched with keen interest to see the next of kin but all has
proved abortive as no one has come to claim his funds of
$15.000.000.00 [FIFTEEN MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS] which has been with
my branch for a very long time.
On this note, I decided to seek for whom his name shall be used as the
Next of kin as no one has come up to be the next of kin.
And the banking ethics here does not allow such money to stay more than TEN
years, because money will be recalled to the bank treasury as unclaimed
Inview of this I got your contact through a search on the Internet .I shall
giveyou 25% of the total sum.
I will not fail to bring to your notice that this business is hitch free
and that you should not entertain any fear as all modalities for fund
transfer can be finalized within five banking days, after you apply tothe
bank as a relation to the deceased person.
When you receive this letter. Kindly send me an e-mail signifying your kin
interest to this transaction and decision including your private telephone/
fax numbers for quick communication.
T. PATRICK KABA.
MR. T. PATRICK KABA DIRECTOR (ABSA) ALMALGAMATED BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA,18
PARK LANE STREET, JOHANNESBURG GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA.
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