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Fraud email example:
From: "lucas ndaba" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 15:49:35 +0200
Subject: CONFIDENTIAL PROPOSAL.
FROM: MR LUCAS NDABA THE AUDITOR INCHARGE *TEL: +27-83-760-6151*
*STANDARD BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA *
*(S.B.S.A) SOUTH AFRICA.*
*URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL PROPOSAL.*
How are you doing? Hope you are fine.
Now I have the intent to contact you over this financial transaction worth
the sum of *(NINETEEN MILLION THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS)*
*(19,300,000.00)* for our mutual benefit. This is an abandoned fund that
belonged to one of our foreign customers by name *(LATE MR. HUSSEIN
ASHOK)*that died along with his entire family buy car accident her in
since few years ago.
Meanwhile I was very fortunate to come across the deceased file when it was
arranging the old and abandoned customers file in order to sign and submit
to the entire bank management for an official re-documentation and audit of
the year against *2008*. Be informed clearly that it was stated in our
banking rules and regulations policy, which was signed lawfully that if such
fund remains unclaimed till the period of *8yaers *starting from the date of
death of the customer, the money will be transferred into the bank treasury
as an unclaimed fund.
As an honor and advantage bestowed to our foreign customers base on the
rules guiding our bank and policy, it was stated obviously that if you are
not a citizen of Republic of South Africa, you have the absolute authority
to claim the fund hence you are a foreigner despite your differences from
country of origin of the deceased. I will obtain a form from the audit and
claims/inheritance department, which you fill and fax it straight audit and
claims/inheritance department, as the business partner/next of kin to the
late deceased as I will furnish you the whole information about the
On the transfer of this fund into your account, *(39%)*being *
(U.S$7,527,000.00)* will be your share in respect of the account provision
and your assistance rendered during the transfer of the fund into your bank
account, *(52%)* being *(U.S$10,036,000.00)* will be my share being the
coordinator and pillar of the transaction while the rest *(9%)* being *
(U.S$1,737,000.00)* will be shared to the respectable charity homes which
has been my second dream to be of help to humanity.
Now, if you are really sure of your trustworthy, accountability and
confidentiality interest on this transaction without disappointment, reply &
contact me through my private telephone number *(+27-83-760-6151)* or via
E-mail as stated above for further details. I expect your letter, and
waiting to here from you as soon as possible.
*MR. LUCAS NDABA*