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Fraud email example:
From: "okeke Gazeta.pl" <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 03:22:08 +0100
Subject: Urgent Attn: Dear Friend,
Urgent Attn: Dear Friend,
Its my pleasure to inform you that i have deposited your BANK DRAFT contains
sum of 850.000.000 USD, with registering bank here in Benin Rep being that
Securite Courier Company can not longer afford to deliver the fund to you,
with the help of the my boss lawyer, he advice the Zenith Bank Plc Atm
Payment Center Benin Republic to make the payment to you with their new ATM
I have arranged with them to make your payment to you with their new ATM
MASTER CARD which you can use to withdraw your money in any ATM MACHINE
around the world. however, Kindly contact the below person who is in
position to release your ATM PAYMENT CARD contains total amount of
850.000.000 united state dollars.
REV DR.COLLINS UZO DIRECTOR GENERAL,
Zenith Bank Plc Atm Payment Center Benin Republic
OFFICE ADDRESS: 52/53 new air state cotonou Benin.
TELEPHONE: 229 93 106238, FAX: 229 93 106238
Once you get intouch with Zenith Bank Plc Atm Payment Center Benin Republic
they will work out your payment without any delay since i have informed them
already about you, Then I have paid for the processing charges and Clearance
Certificate charges showing that it is not a Drug Money nor to sponsor
Terrorist attack in your Country. The only Charges that your are going to
pay to them is only $195USD which they will use to open a new international
account bear in your name for activaction and easier assist them work out
your atm credite account online with Zenith Bank Plc Atm Payment Center
Then,I gave them your delivering address but you have to reconfirm it to
them again to avoid any mistake on the delivering and also try to contact
them as soon as possible today to quicken the processing of your card.
reconfirm your details request bellow to them.
1. Full Name......
2. Address ......
3. Home & Office Calling Phone......
4. Copy OF Your Id Or Picture needed.....
Thanks and May God Bless You With Your Family,
Mr Martin Okeke.