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Fraud email example:
From: "Alhaji Babagana Kingibe" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 05:36:19 -0700
Subject: THE APPROVAL OF YOUR COMPENSATION FUND
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.
ASO-ROCK VILLA, ABUJA-NIGERIA.
URGENT ATTENTION BENEFICIARY:
Our Dear Contractors/Beneficiary.
I'm pleased to let you to know that during the last meetings held at Abuja,
Nigeria, with the President Alhaji, Umaru Musa Yar-dua, the Commander in
chief of armed forces federal republic of Nigeria and U.N. Officials it was
alarmed so much by The world in the meetings on the lose of funds by various
individuals to the Nigerian scams artists operating in syndicates all over
the World today.
In other to abide by the instruction of the world governing Body, the U.N
Body in conjunction with the Nigerian Government we have agreed to
compensate scam victims with the sum of ( $750,000.00 ) each so that they
can be able to get their over due fund this was in accordance with the U.N.
recommendations, and we are now paying over 50 victims this Year 2008, But
due to the corrupt and inefficient Banking Systems in Nigeria, these
payments are to be supervised by the United Nations' Officials and the
Financial Crime Unit of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
According to the number of applicants at hand, 20 Beneficiaries has been
paid, half of them are from the United States, and we still have more than
30 left to be paid, Your particulars were mentioned as one of the victims of
the operations by one of the Syndicates who were arrested; other victims who
have not been contacted can submit their application as well for scrutiny
and possible consideration. You can receive your compensation payments will
be paid to you via Certify Bank Draft Payable at sight or through Swift
Master Credit Card.
Your earliest compliance is needed; as my Government owns no apology for
cancellation of sending your Draft or Swift Master Credit Card compensation
payment and make sure you tender your real contact informations for the
immediate payments of your compensations fund to avoid any mistake along the
We are really sorry for all the problems and inconveniences this payment
might course you in the past as it was mentioned in the meeting that most
victims where bankrupt today as regards to the money they lost and some
committed sucide when they got to know it was scam and we promise to restore
your life. Victims wives or relation can benefit of this execise.
Be advised that the payment Bank is Intercontinetal Bank Plc and we shall
feed you with further modalities as soon as we hear from you. Note: You are
hereby warned not to communicate with anybody again or duplicate this
message for any reason what so ever as the U.S. Secret service is already on
Trace of the other Criminals. So keep it secret till they are all
apprehended, We are really sorry for all the problems and inconveniences
this payment might course you in the past and we promise to restore your
Long live dear contractor; long live federal Republic of Nigeria.
Alhaji, Babagana Kingibe.
Secretary Federal Republic of Nigeria.