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Fraud email example:
From: "Dr. Ahmed Bello"<email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 11:41:15 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Dear friend,
Dear friend,You may be surprised to receive this letter from me, but it is a matter that I am convinced we can solve both, if we work together in harmony. However, I seek for your absolute confidence as I introduce myself to you.My name is AHMED BELLO, Assistant Auditor, OFFSHORE FINANCIAL SERVICES, Dubai (UAE).In the discharge of my duty as the Assistant Auditor, I stumbled on this domiciliary account that has remained dormant for three years now with Ten million six hundred USdollars(US$10.6m) in it.I contacted my directors and we sent out staff for enquiries about this fund and discovered that the account holder died in an accident. I am writing you so that we can work together to remit the money to you as the next of kin because this money belongs to a foreigner and has to be claimed by a foreigner.I guarantee this transaction under a legitimate arrangements that will not bridge the law by both parties. I have options to offer you, first you can choose to have certain
percentage of the money for your assistance, or you can go into partnership for a proper profitable investment of the money. Which ever option you choose, feel free to notify me.If for some reasons you do not prefer a partnership, I am willing to give you 25% of the money, 15% for every expenses that will be incured during the transaction of this fund, and 60% will be for me and my partners as the originator of the business.Note, On the event that you cannot assist me to do the business, I beg you to still keep my contact and existence of this fund a secret. I also require you make available to me your confidential telephone and fax numbers to enable me communicate with you easily.It is simple process which will take a short while to process. To indicate your interest to work with us, Please forward your reply and all inquiries to: (firstname.lastname@example.org) I will give you more detailed informations regarding on what to do and how to do it for us to achieve good success
about the transaction as soon as I hear from you.Best Regards,Dr. Ahmed Bello
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