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Fraud email example:
From: MrsEsther Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 20:51:56 -0400
Subject: From Mrs. Esther Johnson,
From Mrs. Esther Johnson, I am the above named person from UK. But now undergoing medical treatment in Nigeria. I am married to Engr. Davis Wakis johnson who worked With Nigerian Petorleum Company for Nine years before he died in the year 2002.We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four Days. Before his death we were both born again Christians. Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a Child outside my matrimonial home, which the Bible is against. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $15.5Million (Fifteen Million Five hundred thousand U.S.Dollars) with one Finance Trust Bank Plc Presently in Nigeria. Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next three months due to cancer problem. Having known my condition I decided to donate this Fund to you as a better Christian individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to Instruct here in. I want a church or individual that will use this fund for a Non-Governmental Foundation, orphanages Old people homes and Propagating the word of God and to ensure that the house of God is maintained. The Bible made us to understand that blessed is the hand that giveth. I took this decision because I don't have any child That will inherit this money and my husband relatives Are not Christians and I don't want my husbands hard Earned money to be misused by unbelievers, Hence the reason for taking this bold Decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace. I don't need any telephone Communication in this regard because of my health, and Because of the presence of my husband's relatives around me always. I do not want them to know about this Development. As soon As I receive your reply I shall give you the contact Of the Finance Trust Bank Plc and our lawyer who will help you effect the changes to your name as the original-beneficiary of this fund. I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shepherd my happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian. Whoever that wants to serve the Lord Must serve him in spirit and truth. Please always be Prayerful all through your life. Any delay in your reply will give me room in Sourcing for a church or Christian organization for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. Hoping to hear from you.Please send your reply only through this my private email box or the alternative:
Thanks and God bless you. Mrs. Esther johnson
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