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Fraud email example:
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2006 17:34:08 +0100 (CET)
Subject: LIFE OPPORTUNITY.
DR WILLIAM CHAKAS
RABO Bank NL
Mobile Phone # +31-619-785-321.
Private E-mail: email@example.com
I am seeking for your co-operation to present you to my bank as the next
of kin/will beneficiary to Mrs. Sigrid Fassnacht, a foreign contractor
from Cologne, Germany who died on a plane crash on July 25th 2000 with
her husband Rudi Fassnacht.
Her husband and their two children also perished in the air France
Concorde New York bound flight; please click here for verification.
Before her death, she was a contractor to SHELL Petroleum
Co-operation (SNPC) and has a bank balance with my bank to the tune of
(30 million pounds sterling EUROS) which will be paid to you as her next
of kin/will beneficiary. For your information, I am the Head of
Investigation Department with RABO Bank NL NETHERLANDS.
The board of directors of rabo Bank nl which I am also a member,
mandated me to look for any known relation of Mrs. Sigrid Fassnacht,
since after her death. However, all my efforts traces abortive, that is
the main reason I am writing you this to ask for your co-operation for
us to claim this money because it will amount to injustice if I do not
take this decisive step to secure this deposit and invest it, because if
nobody comes forward to claim the fund it will be forfeited to the
government, based on that, I am contacting you to assist me in making
this transaction a reality.
I only have to approve you as the next of kin/will beneficiary and the
fund will be paid to you as the beneficiary. We are to share this
moneybetween ourselves and also donate 10% to charity and the tsunami
victims if you are really interested in this offer you should contact me
through this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on
For detail of this transaction and procedures, please do forward me your
full address, phone number/mobile number, your company name or
occupation these info will enable me commence immediately to secure all
legal documents in your favor on your acceptance to fully co-operate
with me.I await your urgent response to enable us jumpstart this project and
nurture it to reality.
DR WILLIAM CHAKS
RABO BANK NL.