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Fraud email example:
From: "donald woodie" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 14:47:52 +0000
Subject: From Donald Woodie.
From Donald Woodie
Christian Pentecostal Mission Hqters,
Rue de Triechville,
Permit us to inform you that after reading your add inthe net. I became
interested in disclosing every thing about myself to you. I am interested in
a long term business relationship with you.We are victoria and Donald Woodie
the children of first wife of late Dr Jonas Woodie, Family, the former chief
accountant to the Sierra-Leone gold coperation in kenama , who was
assasinated by the RUF rebels during his visit to our village on April 6
Unfortunately our mother Mrs Charity Woodie died for hypertension one year
later in our country and before then our mother has already advised me and
my younger sister victoria to look for a foreign partner to transfer this
fund and invest it abroad.
We inherited a total sum of $20. million us dollars,from my late beloved
father as the next of kin to my family. This money which is deposited with a
bank here here in Abidjan under a special arrangements as deposited on
behalf of a foreign partner.
Now that we are in Abidjan and verified the deposited,we need your
assistance to help us move this funds out for investment in your country as
we can not invest here due to its nearness to our country and the war still
going on there .we ask you to scout for a valuable and lucrative business ,
so that we can invest wisely.
We have in mind to give you 15% of the total sum of US $20. million , and 5
% for any expenses which you will make in course of this transaction, fax
By this mail you are now requested to arrange on how we can move the fund
quick to your account in your country for investment.
Thanks God Bless you and your Family.
I waiting for your urgent response.
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