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Fraud email example:
From: "DR USMAN USMAN Jr." <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2006 02:50:14 +0000
Subject: OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT/SWIFT CREDIT CARD PAYMENT SYSTEM.
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT.
PRESIDENTIAL COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN CONTRACT
VERIFICATION AND RECONCILIATIION
OFFICE OF THE FINANCIAL ADVISER TO THE PRESIDENT
ASO ROCK VILLA, ABUJA-NIGERIA.
SWIFT CREDIT CARD PAYMENT SYSTEM
Going by series of petition received from
International body on the way your inheritance
/contract fund was handled by our correspondense
office.After Extentive close door meeting with Board
of Directors and other Stake holders in the
Government, Subcommittees of the House Of Assembly
and the House of Representative of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria.
It was resolved and agreed upon that your
inheritance /contract fund would be released on a
special method of payment which tag name reads:
SWIFT CREDIT CARD.This method of payment is
designed by the Government to avert fraud
perpetration or stoppage of fund by Some
agencies;either through Anti Terrorist Certificate or
This Swift Credit Card would be issued to you upon
meeting with the Bank Requirement.This office has
been mandated to take charge of the
issuance of the SWIFT CREDIT CARD and that your
inheritance payment file should be passed to my desk
for clarification upon Certification that your file is
This Office would direct you on how to receive your
over due inheritance/contract fund via SWIFT CREDIT
CARD.The SWIFT CREDIT CARD would be delivered to you
In the light of this aforementioned, You are required
to furnish this office with the following information:
4.Your Next of Kin Name and your date of Birth.
5.Your telephone number and fax
This Informations would be used in openning of an
account here .It's from here that the ATM would be
used in issuance of The SWIFT CREDITS CARD in your favour with the
Credt card Number and all your information inserted
into the card. Upon completion of this issuance of the
Credit Card,It would be sent to you via Courier to
your residential Address.
Urgently furnish this office with your contact
information inorder to reconfirm if it's in line with the one contained
in our payment data.Be informed that your fund has been
called back and it's now in a suspence Account here
in our Bank.A new Account has to be opened in your
Name Before The Swift Credit Card is issued.
Waiting for an urgent response.
Dr Usman Usman (jr)
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