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Fraud email example:
From: "UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2007 23:05:27 +0000
Subject: ****UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION****
United Nations Foundation1800 Massachusetts Avenue,
NW, Suite 400Washington,
The United Nations Foundation (UNF), would like to notify you that you have been chosen by the board of trustees as one of the final recipients of £950,000.00 (Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand British Pounds) for your personal, business, or educational use.
The UN Foundation was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turners historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities.
The UN Foundation builds and implements public-private partnerships to address the worlds most pressing problems, and broadens support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. The UN Foundation is a public charity.
You are required to contact the Executive Secretary below for qualification documentation and processing of your claims. After contacting our office with the requested data, you will be given your donation pin number, which you will use in collecting the funds. Please endeavor to quote your Qualification numbers (UNF-03945-UNOG) in all discussions.
Executive Secretary- Mr. Morgan KeaneEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
R. E. Turner,
Chairman of the Board
© 2007 UN Foundation, All Rights Reserved
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