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Fraud email example:
From: MRS MARIELLA DESIREE KREMER <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 09:11:32 +0200
Subject: CHARITY PROJECT
Greetings in the name of the Lord,
I am Mrs. Mariella Yvette Desiree Kremer, nationality of Holland. I am
married to Dr. John R. Kremer of united states who worked with Chevron
Texaco as oil consultant/contractor in Africa for twenty years before
he died in the year 2000.We were married for twenty-seven years without a
child. He died during one of the riot in the Niger delta region .He
was held hostage and slain to death by protesting youths of the region.
Before his death we were both born again Christians. Since his death I
decided not to re-marry. When my late husband was alive he made a numbered
time (Fixed) deposited for twelve calendar months, valued at $8m.usd
(Eight Million U.S.Dollars) with Fund Deposit Code number 0943425531101. With a
financial institution in Europe. Meanwhile, this money is still with
the financial institution and the management just wrote me as the beneficiary to
come forward to receive the money or rather issue a letter of authorization
to somebody to receive it on my behalf .
Presently, i am with my laptop in a hospital where I have been undergoing treatment
for cancer of the lungs. I have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have
told me that I have only a few months to live. It is my last wish to see that this
money is invested and proceed at the end of every year distributing items among
charity organization. I want a person that is God fearing that will use this money
to fund churches, orphanages and widows propagating the word of God and to ensure
that the house of God ismaintained.
The Bible made us to understand that Blessed is the hand that giveth . I took this
decision because i know that there are a lot of poor people suffering from different
kind of disease and nobody to come to their.
With God all things are possible, as soon as I receive your reply I shall
give you the contact of the Financial institution. I will also issue you a
letter of authority that will prove you as the new beneficiary of this fund.
You will be entitled to 40%. Please assure me that you will act accordingly
as i stated here in.
Hoping to hearing from you soon. Please reply to this email address:
Yours in Christ,
Mrs. Mariella Yvette Desiree Kremer