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Fraud email example:
From: edith bangura <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 16:09:56 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Mrs Edith Bangura
Mrs Edith Bangura
Good a thing to write you. I have a proposal for you-this however is not mandatory nor will I in any manner compel you to honour against your will.Your profile pushed me to send you this mail,Briefly, I am Mrs. Edith Bangura from Sierra Leone. I am a widow.Being that I lost my husband a couple of Years ago.My Husband Mr Bangura Kabbah was the general manager of the diamond mine in kanema Sierra Leone until his death.
He was assassinated in september 21,2003 by the rebels,following the political uprising. Before his death he deposited US$12.m(12 million dollars)in a trunk box with a security company in Accra Ghana as precious stone, with the word "foreign partner" as the beneficiary.
And the money was made from sales of gold and diamond during his time as the general manager which he told me ,was for the importation of cocoa processing machine.
I want you to help us withdraw this consignment from the security company and after the withdrawal you provide a bank account in your country where you can lodge the money for safe custody as the beneficiary of the fund.You will also help us relocate to your country after the withdrawal.
I have plans to invest in your country, like in real estate and industrial production but i expect that you will also guide me in investing in your country and you will be financially rewarded for this.If you will help in this transaction i will give you (10%)of the whole money for your efforts
This is my reason for writing to you. Please if you are willing to assist me and my only son Moussa, indicate your interest in responding to my mail and you should also include your full address details and telephone number/s for quick comunication..Thanks and best regards.
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