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Fraud email example:
From: "senate_house01" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 16:15:38 -0600
Subject: IMMEDIATE FUND RELEASED 2.2MILLION DOLLARS
OFFICE OF THE SENATE HOUSE
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
ASO- ROCK VILLA, ABUJA (F.C.T)
Attn: Benefficiary ,
I, The the Senate President ,Federal Republic of Nigeria , Dr Ken Nnamani (GCFR) and the Governor of Central Bank Of Nigeria , Prof Charles Soludo in Conjunction with the Board Of Directors , Sen., Ifeanyi Ararume held a meeting last week concerning contract payment , both foreign and local contractors and some inheritance funds.
On going through contractors file yesterday, we discovered that your file was dumped untreated, so at this juncture, we apologize for the delay of your accrued interest payment and please stop communicating with any office now and attention to the appointed office below for you to receive your payment accordingly.
Now youre new Payment Reference No.-35460021, Allocation No: 674632 Password No : 339331 , Pin Code No: 55674 and your Certificate of Merit Payment No : 103 , CBN Released Code No: 0763; Immediate Telex confirmation No: -1114433 ; Secret Code No: XXTN013, Having received these vital payment number , therefore You are qualified now to received and confirm Your payment with the Federal Government of Nigeria immediately within the next 24hrs .
Now you are directed to contact the Office of the Wire and telex Department Dr NELSON NWEKE immediately so that he will pay you and fax you the payment Copy Slip and also you should reconfirm your Banking Details, Secret Code No: which is ( XXTN013), this is to avoid mistake while transferring your overdue accrued interest payment to you today .
Dr. NELSON NWEKE, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact him now and inform him that you received a message from the Senate President Federal Republic Of Nigeria, Instructing you to contact him for immediate release of your contract payment and forward your Details to his office to avoid transfer mistake
NOTE : We have mounted our security network to monitor every in-coming calls and emails , if we still find out that you are still dealing with all those fraudsters that have been frustrating you for years , I shall stop and cancel your payment immediately .
Dr Ken Nnamani
(Senate President Federal Republic Of Nigeria)