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Fraud email example:
From: Herry Ofori <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 15:09:22 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: From Mr Herry Ofori
From Mr Herry Ofori
From: The Manager, International Commercial Bank
Eastern Region Branch.
I got your contact during my search for a reliable,trust worthy and honest person to introduce this transfer project with.. My name is Mr Herry Ofori
I am the manager of International Commercial Bank Eastern Region Branch, Ghana.
I am a Ghanaian married with two kids.
I am writing to solicit your assistance in the noble transfer of US$1.300.000. This fund is the excess of what my branch in which I am the manager made as profit during the last years transactions. I have already submitted an approved End of the last Years report for the year 2007 to my Head Office here in Accra-Ghana and they will never know of this Excess.
I have since then, placed this amount of US$1.300.000.00 ( One Million, three hundred thousand United States Dollars) on a SUSPENSE ACCOUNT without abeneficiary.
As an officer of the bank, I cannot be directly connected to this money thus I am impelled to request for your assistance toreceive this money into your bank account. I intend to part 30% of this fund to you while 70% shall be for me. I do need to stress that there are practically no risk involved in this. It is going to be abank-to-bank transfer to your nominated bank account anywhere you feel safer.
All I need from you is to stand as the original depositor of this fund. and contact by this email id:
I will appreciate your timely response.
Mr Herry Ofori
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