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Fraud email example:
From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 09:32:31 +0100 (MET)
Subject: Good day to you,
Good day to you,
I got your contact address while searching for a reliable person to assist =
me in this transaction. I am Philip Onyekwere, Executive Director, Finance =
and Account Administration of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (=
NNPC) Lagos, Nigeria. On the 17th of January,2008, the President and Comma=
nder in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar=E2=
=80=99 Adua directed my Office (Finance & Account) to take a total Inventor=
y of Debts owed by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to Foreign C=
ontractors with a view to settling all Debts.
The Policy behind these directives was the recent announcement of the beak-=
up of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation into a smaller Unit of Co=
mpanies for efficiency, service delivery and Accountability.
In order to save my future and that of my Five Children, I raised a Payment=
Voucher for US$17,500,000.00 (Seventeen Million, Five Hundred Thousand Uni=
ted States Dollars) as part of the Debt owed to a Fictitious Foreign Contra=
ctor since all the Board of Directors and Management which I am part of wil=
l to be compulsorily retired this year, 2008.
Having received this approval for all the Payment Vouchers I raised, I am i=
n a desperate search for a Honest Foreigner whom I can forward his name or =
Company as the Foreign Contractor who owns the payment of this US$17,500,00=
0.00(Seventeen Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) beside=
s the fact that I do not own a Foreign Bank Account, it will be difficult f=
or me to order the transfer out to a Foreign Account without a Foreign Part=
That is why I am writing you hopping you will partner with me as a honest p=
erson to see the success of this Payment into your bank account .What I ur=
gently need from you to get this payment out are=20
1. Your telephone and fax number for easy communications
2. Your full banking particulars (You can open a New Account for this Payme=
3. Your full names or company name and address to enable us process the pap=
ers in your favor as the beneficiary. This information will enable me put a=
payment application for the release of this money from my office to you im=
mediately. I am ready to share this Money equally on 45-45% ratio between m=
e and you each and the 10% balance used for the payment of all expenses her=
e and in your Country,.
Most important is that this Proposal is 100% risk free as I am the only one=
who knows this and in Charge of issuing Payment Vouchers to all beneficiar=
ies. I am ready to forward any information you need as proof of my identif=
Awaiting your immediate reply or phone call for us to proceed. God bless yo=
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