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Fraud email example:
From: "caro martins" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 02:30:44 +0000
Subject: GOOD DAY
Dearly Beloved in Christ,
Calvary greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I Am former Mrs.
Halima Ken Martins , now Mrs. Caroline Esther Martins, a widow ToLate Ken
I am 60 years old. I am now a Christian convert (Born Again Christian),From
long time cancer of the breast (Double), from all indications, My condition
is Serious and is quite obvious that I may not live more than Six months,
because the cancer stage has gotten to a very severe state and my doctor has
told me this.
My late husband was killed during the Gulf war, and during The period of our
marriage we had a son who was also killed in cold Blood during the Gulf war.
My late husband was very wealthy and after his death, I Inherited all his
Business and wealth. Now my doctor told me that I may not live for
more than six Months,and I am so scared about this. So, I now decided to
divide part of The inherited Wealth, by contributing to the development of
evangelism in the world.
This mission, who will no doubt be tasking had made me to recently Relocate
to Ireland where I live presently. I selected you After Browsing the
Internet for this purpose and prayed over it. I am willing to donate the sum
of US$17,000,000.00 (seventeen Million USD) to you for the
development of evangelism and also as aids for the less Privileged around
you. This is regarding the fact that God Loves a cheerful giver and also
given the fact that I am standing on the word of God From the book of
Please note that this fund is lying with a Finance Company And my Family
Lawyer will file an immediate application for the Transfer of The money in
your name. Please, do not reply me if you Have the intention of using this
fund for personal use.
Lastly, I want you and your church to keep praying for me Regarding my
Health because I have come to find out since my spiritual Birth recently
that wealth acquisition without Jesus Christ in one's life is vanity upon
Vanity. If you have to die says the Lord, keep fit and I Will give you the
Crown of life.
May the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,And the
sweetFellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you now and forever More.
Do endevour to Reply me on this Email:email@example.com
I await your urgent reply.
Yours in Christ.
Caroline Esther Martins (Mrs.)
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