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Fraud email example:
From: "peter mansson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 07:45:51 +0000
Subject: From Peter Mansson.
From Peter Mansson.
Cote d' Ivoire ( Abidjan )
West AfricanDearest one ,
I do not mean to embarras you by this proposal, but to know if i can
confident in you for our safety and also to seek your utmost assistance
and it is my pleasure to write you Based on the information and
recommendation I got about quick growth of investment in your country.I am
Manson and my sister is Mary Manson we are the children of Chief Taylor
Manson from Sierra Leone. We are writing you from Rep of Cote 'Ivoire where
we have been taking refuge after the brutal war and murder of our perants by
the rebels during the renewed fighting in our country.
Because of the war our late Father sold his shipping company and took
us to a nearby country Cote d'Ivoire to make a deposit in a Bank in Abidjan
which contains the sum of US $ 9.5million, Due to the courrent political
situation in Ivory Coast we are seeking f or your assistance to transfer
this money and also relocate to your country to further our studies.Now
permit us to ask these few questions:-
1. Can you honestly help us?
2. Can we completely trust you?
3. What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for you
after the money is in your account?.
I await anxiously to hear for you so that we will discuss the
modalities of this transaction and please treat this matter with
because of the safety of our life and the money.Thanks and God bless.
From Peter Mansson.