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Fraud email example:
From: "Miss.Linda Williams" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 20:00:12 +0100 (CET)
Subject: From :Miss.Linda Williams
>From :Miss.Linda Williams
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Permit me to inform you of our desire of going into business relationship with you.I am quite aware that my message will come to you as a surprise because it is indeed very strange for someone you have not met before to contact you in this regard.I am able to come across your personal email and here is what i want me and you to delibrate on how we can get it out and then can be able to organise our future life.
I am Miss.Linda Williams the only daughter of late Chief.and Mrs.Austine
Williams. My father was a very wealthy Coccoa merchant in Abidjan, the
economic capital of Ivory coast, my father was poisoned to death at France by
his business associates on one of their outings on a business trip in
febuary 2006 .
My mother died when I was a baby and since then my father took me so special.
Before the death of my father in a private hospital here in Abidjan he secretly called me on his bed side and told me that he has the sum of (Nine million,five hundred thousand United State Dollars).USD($9.500,000,00) left in fixed / suspense account in one of the prime bank here in Abidjan,that he used my name as his only daughter for the next of Kin in depositing of the fund. He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates. That I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose such as real estate or hotel management.
Please, I am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways:
(1) To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am only 23years.
(2) To provide a bank account into which this money would be transferred to.
(3) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my
education and also to secure a resident permit in your country.
Moreover, I promise to offer you 25% of the total amount as compensation for your assistance, and another 5% to cover any cost of expenses which you will incure in this transaction, while the remaining 70% will be for me which shall be use for investment according to your advice because I will continue my educational carrier as soon as I come over to your country.
Furthermore, Pls indicate your options towards assisting me as I believe
that this transaction would be conclude within seven (7) days you signify
your interest to assist me.
Anticipating to hear from you urgently.
Thanks and God bless.
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