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Fraud email example:
From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 17:26:09 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: Your Fund Release
From Desk of the President
African Development Bank, (WWW.AFDB.ORG)
No 12 Tinubu Square Lagos-Nigeria
Subject: Your Fund Release
I am Mr. Donald Kaberuka, the President African Development Bank. This is to bring to your notice that my office has taking over all the money Transaction originated from any part of African and Europe counties as Contract payment, Fund inheritance or Lottery Winning due to Unauthorized/incapability of financial Institutions/security companies In releasing such huge sum of money due to Fraud, terrorist and money Laundry activities going on world wide.
The World Bank Group has Mandated the African Development bank via my Office to release funds to beneficiaries through certified International Cashier's Bank Draft, Hence Your Name appears as one of The fund beneficiaries whom their fund was successfully cleared recently From Terrorist and Money laundry and your money will be released to you Through International Cashier's Bank Draft that will be cashable from any International Bank in your country been the only way you would receive Your money to avoid paying excess charges.
As regard to this arrangement, you are advised to contact the telex director Rev Kampson Lars through his direct email: (firstname.lastname@example.org) to issue the International Cashier's bank Draft with the complete name you would provide to him.
You are therefore advised to forward your direct telephone numbers, Your complete name and your mailing address to Rev Kampson Lars for Immediate release of your money, Most importantly be aware that Two Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars Only (US2.5,000,000.00) was allocated to you, be also informed That the Fund Approvals and authorization document Including Antiterrorist Clearance Certificate was issued in your name and has been handed over To Rev Kampson Lars to release to you through any faster courier company Therefore be aware that your fund has obtained all her clearance to be released to you.
Finally Rev Kampson Lars is standby to receive your communication and Release your fund to you through International Cashier' Bank Draft Without further delay. Make your contact directly to Rev Kampson Lars through Email (email@example.com) any time because we are working 24 Hours to be able to meet with the mandate given by the World Bank. It is more better that you make your contact to Rev Kampson Lars Through email for more detailed information as he is a very busy Man.
Thanks for Your Cooperation.
Mr. Donald Kaberuka (President)
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