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Fraud email example:
From: "J B alhassan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 19:06:03 +0000
Subject: Reliable Business
FROM THE DESK OF MR. JOHN ALHASSAN
AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING MANAGER,
BANK OF GHANA (BOG)
I am the AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING MANAGER BANK OF GHANA WEST AFRICA (BOG)
here in Accra Republic of Ghana. In my department I discovered an abandoned
Sum Of US$9.3m dollars (Nine Million Three Hundred Thousand US DOLLARS) in
an account that Belongs to one of our foreign customer Mr.Morris Thompson,of
Fairbanks, Alaska America who died on January 31st 2000 with Alaska Airlines
You can as well confirm it by yourself through under stated Website of the
As the fund has been dormant in his account with this Bank without any claim
of the fund in our custody either from his family or relation because he did
not indicate any next of kin to this account incase of death such as these.
Although personally, I keep this information secret within myself.
Meanwhile as a Senior Staff in this bank, and the Manager of Auditing and
Accounting, I have in my possession all the necessary documents to perfect
this deal by making you the bonafide next of kin/Partner whom this money
will be transferred into your account.
I need your assistance and co-operation to get this deal done. Because as a
foreigner, you stand a better position to be presented through documentation
as the next of kin/Partner since the deceased is also a foreigner,this is
the reason why I could not do this deal alone as a Ghanian and a staff of
the bank as well.
I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is 100% risk free. On
smooth Conclusion of this transaction, you will be entitled to 30% of the
total sum as gratification, 5% will be set aside to take care of expenses
that may arise during the time of transfer and also telephone bills, while
65% will be for my investment. Please, you have been advised to keep this
"Top Secret" as I am still in service and intend to retire from service
after I conclude this deal with you. And I assure you that this transaction
will not last more than 10 working days and you confirm the money in your
I will be monitoring the whole situation here in this bank until you confirm
the money in your account. And ask me to come down to your country for
subsequent sharing of the fund according to percentages previously indicated
and further investment,either in your country. All other necessary vital
information will be sent to you when I hear from you. I suggest you get back
to me as soon as possible stating your wish in this deal. I am expecting
your urgent reply as soon as you receive this message. My alternative mail:
God bless you And your family.
Mr. John Alhassan.
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