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Fraud email example:
From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 12:10:55 +0100 (MET)
Subject: CONFIDENTIAL COURIER PAYMENT
FROM THE DESK OF
Director C .B .N
CONFIDENTIAL COURIER PAYMENT
ATTN: Sir /Madam,
I am Dr.Ernest Ebi, Director CBN I decided to contact you because of the prevailing security report reaching my office and the intense nature of polity in Nigeria.This is to inform you about our plan to send your fund to you via cash Delivery, this system will be easier for you and for us. We are going to send your contract part payment of US$5.2 Million to you via courier service.s I have secured every needed document to cover the money.
Note: The Money is coming on 2 security proof boxes, the boxes are sealed with Synthetic nylon seal and padded with machine. I will use my position as The Governor CBN to release this fund to You.
The boxes are coming with a Courier agent who will accompany the Boxes to your house address. All you need to do now I to send to me:
1. Your full house address:
2. Your identity such as, international passport or driver's license
3. Your contact phone numbers:
To enable the diplomate to identify you when he arrive He will call you immediately he arrives Your country's airport. I hope you understand me.I will let you know when these consignments will be lifted, and Note: The Agent does not know the original contents of the boxes.
What declared to them as the contents is Sensitive Photographic Film
Material. I did not declare money to them please. If they call you and
Ask you the contents please tell them the same thing ok.
Call me immediately and I will let you know how far I have gone with The arrangement. I will secure the clearance Certificate that will be tagged on the boxes which I will dispatch along with the security inner Keys of the consignments to enable you access these consignments has soon as it delivered to you. This clearance will make it pass every custom checkpoint all over the world without hitch. Confirm the receipt of this message and send the requirements to me Immediately you receive this message.
Please I need your urgent reply because the boxes are schedule to airlift as soon as we hear from you.
Call me immediately you receive this message.
Director,Central Bank of Nigeria
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