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Fraud email example:
From: miss awa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 20:02:53 +0200 (CEST)
Avenue 12 Rue 47 ABIDJAN
REPUBLIC OF COTE-D'IVOIRE
Please contact us through this
our private EMAIL ADDRESS.(email@example.com) OUR NUMBER: ( +225
Iam looking for man that help me to solve this problem so that we can married
Good Day and God bless as I introduce my self to
you with all faith and hope you will understand us and not to betray me
at the end.
I have the intention to introduces myself to you My name
is JANE the only daughter and my brother's name is DENIS ADAMS the only
son .We are the children of late CHIEF BENSON ADAMS. I am 22
Years old, our father died about 2 years ago on the 5th of April 2004,
in a gold mine in MENDE, Republic of Serria Leone . He was into legal
gold mining, he has succeeded in saving $7.2 millions dollars (seven
million two hundred thousand U.S. Dollars) during his Business on Gold, before he went on a
trip to Republic of Cote D' Ivoire near by country to our country to
save his money for security reasons because of the political problem in
our country. Unfortunately he is dead and I will not want the money to
be kept like that without any investment purpose . so I am contacting
you with full trust that you will not let us down .
We need help from
you to help us transfer this money to your country for investment and
who will be sincere to invert us to his country with out cheating us or
doing bad to us on my arrival with my brother, I'm willing to give you
30% of the money after the transfer of the money
and 5% extra for any
expense you incurs in this transaction, please mail us immediately
urgent to know your stands before looking else where you're the first
person we are contacting and also send your phone number as soon as
possible to enable us to beat the said time.
Now permit us to ask
these few questions:-
1. Can you honestly help us as your own person?
2. Can we completely trust you?
3. Hope our percentage offer is good
accepted by you?
Please, Treat this email confidential and get back to
us as soon as possible.
awa and denis
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