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Fraud email example:
From: amina amina <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 15:22:17 +0000
Subject: Warm Greetings.
Warm Greetings. I am AMINA ABDULKARIM from Libya. I am married to Late OSMAN ABDULKARIM of blessed memory who is an oil explorer in Libya and Kuwait for twelve years before he died in the year 2003. We were married for twelve years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Since his death I too have been battling with both Cancer and fibroid problems.When my late Husband was alive he deposited a substancial amount of money in millions of dollars with a bank oversea. Recently, my doctor told me that I have only six months to live due to cancer problem. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke sickness. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to either a charity/orphanage home or devoted God fearing individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. I want this organization or individual to use this money in all sincerity to fund charity homes (motherless homes), orphanages, widows.I took this decision because I don\'t have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are into radical organisation and I don\'t want a situation where this money will be used in an Unholy manner. Hence the reasons for this bold decision. Please, pray for me to recover as your paryers will go a long way in uplifting my spirit. I don\'t need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health, because of the presence of my husband\'s relatives around me always. I don\'t want them to know about this development.
As soon as I receive your reply on Email,
shall give you further directives on what to do and how to go about actualising this project. I will also issue a letter of authority to the Deposit Company authorizing them that the said fund Have being willed to you and a copy of such authorization will be forwarded to you. I want you to always pray for me. Any delay in your reply will give room in sourcing for an organization or a devoted Individual for this same purpose. Until I hear from you by email;
my dreams will rest squarely on your shoulders. Remain blessed. MRS. AMINA ABDULKARIM
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