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Fraud email example:
From: "dan ikem" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 14:10:38 +0100
Subject: CONTACT THE GLOBAL COURIER COMPANY TODAY
ATTN: DEAR ,
How are you today? I am writing to inform you that I have Paid the fees for
your Cheque Draft. And I went to the bank to confirm if the Cheque has
getting near to expire and Mr.Ahmed Zafa the Director of Financial Trust
Bank told me that before the cheque will get to your hand that it will
So I told him to cash the $800.000.00 EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES
DOLLARS to cash payment to avoid losting this funds.However, all the
necessary arrangement of delivering the $800.000.00 EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND
UNITED STATES DOLLARS in cash was made with GLOBAL Express Courier Company
here in Cotonou Benin Republic,
Mr.Ahmed Zafa the Director of Financial Trust Bank Cotonou have to package
the sum of
$800.000.00 in cash for me.Then he also agreed to help me to Register the
Consignment with GLOBAL Express COURIER COMPANY. Infact I thank God verymuch
for all the movement I made, every thing goes normally.As for our agreement
with the Global Express Courier company they promised that your consignment
will leave this Country on MONDAY next week,But the Director of the GLOBAL
Express COURIER COMPANY said that they need your contacts informations to
able them meet up with you immediately the Diplomat Agent arrived to your
Please write a letter of application to the given address below.
ATTN: REV. BENJAMIN CHINEDU
Please, Send them your contacts information to able them locate you
immediately they arrived in your country with your BOX .This is what they
need from you.
1.YOUR FULL NAME................
2.YOUR HOME ADDRESS...............
3.YOUR CURRENT HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER...........
4.YOUR CURRENT CELLTELEPHONE.............
5.A COPY OF YOURPICTURE................
Please make sure you send this needed info's to the Director general of
Global Express Courier Company Dr BENJAMIN CHINEDU with the address given to
you.Note.The Global Express courier company don't know the contents of the
Box. I registered it as a BOX of an Africa cloths. They don't know it
contents money. this is to avoid them delaying with the BOX. don't let them
know that the box contain money ok.I am waiting for your urgent response.
You can even call the Director of Global Express Courier company with this
Thanks and Remain Blessed.
SECRETARY DAN IKEM
CONTACT THE GLOBAL COURIER COMPANY TODAY