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Fraud email example:
From: Jonny Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 23:56:24 +0900 (JST)
Subject: I am waiting for your Response
From Jonny Williams
May the blessing of God be upon you and grant you the wisdom and sympathy to understand my situation and how much I need your help. I am Jonny Williams the only son and child of Late Mr/Mrs DAVID WILLIAMS , my late Father was former national security adviser to the ousted Abidjan military head of
state, I am writing to express my interest in real estate or other good investments in your country. Though my father was assasinated by unknow persons Before his was was assasinated to death, He reviewed to me of a deposit of huge amount of US$ 5.5M (Five million, five hundred thousand united
states dollars) which my late Father MR DAVIDWILLIAMS deposited in one of the prime banks here in Abidjan before he was assasinated by unknow persons.Now I decided to invest these money in your country or any where safe enough outside Africa for security and political reasons.I want you to help
me to transfer this fund to your country for investment purposes, please i need you help ,Though I have not met with you before but I believe,one has to risk confiding in someone to succeed sometimes in life.
Your acceptance of this proposal should please be communicated through my E-mail address: or Telephone, your quick response will be appreciated. I look forward to hearing from you, I await your soonest response.. Thank you and God bless you.
Jonny Williams Son
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