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Fraud email example:
From: "quaye5 Gazeta.pl" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 02:55:01 -0700
Subject: PLEASE GET BACK TO ME
My name is MR Botwe Quaye, I am a high ranking officer of The Trust Bank,
TTB,Tema Business Office Ghana.
I got your information during my search through the Internet. I am 44years
of age and married with 3 lovely
Kids. It may interest you to hear that I am a man of PEACE and don't want
problem, I only hope we can Assist each other. If you don't want this
business Offer kindly forget it, as I will not contact you again.
I have packaged a financial transaction that will Benefit both of us, as the
regional manager of
The Trust Bank, TTB,it is my duty to send in a financial report to my head
office in the capital
City Accra at the end of each year.
On the course of the year 2006 end of year report, I discovered That my
branch in which I am a ranking officer made five Million five hundred
thousand dollars [5,500.000.00] which my head office is not aware of and
will never be aware of. I have since placed this fund in what we call
SUSPENSE ACCOUNT without any beneficiary.
As an officer of the bank I can not be directly Connected to this money, so
this informed my contacting you for us to work so that you can assist
receive this money into your bank account for us to SHARE.While you will
have 30% of the total fund.
Note there are practically no risk involved, it will be bank to bank
transfer, all I need from you is to
Stand claim as the original depositor of this fund who made the deposit with
our branch so that my Head Office can order the transfer to your designated
If you accept this offer to work with me, I will appreciate it very much. As
soon as I receive your
Response I will details you on how we can achieve it successfully.
Mr. Botwe Quaye