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Fraud email example:
From: Dr.Otunba Ademola <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2007 02:09:07 -1000
Subject: RE:YOUR PAYMENT NOTIFICATION
Zenith Bank ATM CARDRE:YOUR PAYMENT NOTIFICATIONFrom: Dr.Otunba Ademola
Remittance Manager Zenith Bank Of Nigeria.Tel:234-8053925237Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is to officially inform you that we have verified your contract file presently on my desk, and I found out that you have not received your payment of $13million (thirteen million united state dollar) due to your lack of co-operation and not fulfilling the obligations giving to you in respect to your contract payment.Secondly, you are hereby adviced to stop dealing with some non-officials in the bank as this is an illegal act and will have to stop if you so wish to receive your payment immediately.After the board meeting held at our headquarters, we have resolved in finding a solution to your problem, and as you may know, we have arranged your payment through our SWIFT CARD PAYMENT CENTRE in Europe, America,Africa and Asia Pacific, which is the instruction given by our new president, Alhaji Musa Umaru Yardua (GCFR) Federal Republic of Nigeria.This card centre will send you an ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw your money in an ATM MACHINE in any part of the world, but the maximum is ($15,000.00) Thousand Us Dollars per transaction. So, if you like to receive your fund this way,reply to this officeimmidietly for the isueing of your (ATM)CARD.(1) Your Full Name(2) Address where you want the payment centre to send your ATM CARD.(3) Phone And Fax NumberWe shall be expecting to receive your information, you have to stop any further communication with anybody or office apart from this office of the presidency. On this regards, do not hesitate to contact me for more details and direction, and also please do update me with any new development.Thanks for your co-operation.Best Regards,Dr.Otunba Ademola
Remittance Manager Zenith Bank Of Nigeria.Note: Because of impostors, we hereby issue you with our code of conduct, which is (007) so you have to indicate this code when contacting or emailing this CARD CENTRE.
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