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Fraud email example:
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 02:32:34 +0100
Subject: CONTACT Rev. Dr.SAMSON UGO FOR YOUR PAYMENT BY ATM CARD
ATM AFRICAN REGIONAL PAYMENT CENTRE
LOT 110/12 AVENUE DE PRESIDENTE
NOTIFICATION OF PAYMENT BY ATM CARD
You are officially notified of the present arrangement to
pay all overdue contract/inheritance beneficiaries through the AUTOMATIC
TELLER MACHINES(ATM).This arrangement was initiated/constituted by the
IMF/World Bank and Paris Club to check the fraudulent activities
presently going on within the African Region.This is a direct payment
system that is
available to beneficiaries who apply and the card when
issued is accepted all over the world.
Upon the receipt of your
response to this mail, a form will be sent to you and on completion and
submission of the form with the required
information we are going to
load your fund into the ATM CARD and send a scan copy of the card to you
before dispatching the card directly to your given address.
amount approved for your payment in this quarter is USD$1,300,000.00(One
million three hundred thousand United States Dollars only)
You are to
contact the below named officer in strict confidence for guidance:Rev.
Dr.SAMSON UGO(Head of Operations)
accept our congratulations.
Rev. Dr.SAMSON UGO (Head
Unbegrenzter Speicher, Top-Spamschutz, 120 SMS und