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Fraud email example:
From: JOHNMARY COLLINS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2008 06:58:50 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: I AM COUNTING ON YOU!
FROM DR JOHNMARY COLLINS
AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING UNIT.
FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPT.
NATWEST BANK OF LONDON UNITED KINGDOM
TEL + 447024055246
LONDON - UNITED KINGDOM=20
I am Johnmary Collins, the director in charge of auditing and accounting se=
ction of NATWEST BANK OF LONDON UNITED KINGDOM with due respect and regards=
. I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that will be very=
beneficial to both of us at the end of the transaction.During our investig=
ation and audting in this bank, my department came across a very huge sum o=
f money belonging to a deceased person who is from Iran he died on November=
1997 in a plane crash and the fund has been dormant in his account with th=
is bank without any claim of the fund in our custody either from his family=
or relation before our discovery to this development.=20
Although personally, I kept this information secret within myself and partn=
er to enable the whole plans and idea be pofitable and successful during th=
e time of execution. The said amount was USD$45 Million (Fourty Million Uni=
ted States Dorllars). As it may intrest you to know, I got your impressive =
information through my good friend who works with chamber of commerce on fo=
riegn business relations here in London. It is him who recommended your per=
son to me to be viable and capable to champion a business of such magnitude=
without any problem. Meanwhile all the whole arrangement to put claim over=
this fund as the bonafide next of kin to the deceased, get the required ap=
proval and transfer this money to a foriegn account has been put in place a=
nd directives and needed information will be relayed to you as soon as you =
indicate your intrest and willingness to assist us and also benefit your se=
lf to this great business opportunity.
In fact I could have done this deal alone but because of my position in thi=
s country as a civil servant, we are not allowed to operate a foriegn accou=
nt and would eventually raise an eye brow on my side during the time of tra=
nsfer because I work in this bank. This is the actual reason why it will re=
quire a second party or fellow who will forward claims as the next of kin w=
ith affidavit of trust of Oath to the bank and also present a foriegn accou=
nt where he will need the money to be re-transfered into on his request as =
it may be after due verification and clarification by designation bank acco=
I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is 100% risk free. On s=
moth conclusion of this transaction, you will be entitiled to 30% of the to=
tal sum as gratification, while 10% will be set aside to take care of expen=
ses that may arise during the time of transfer and also telephone bills, wh=
ile 60% will be for me and my partners. Please,you have been adviced to kee=
p top secret as we are still in service and intend to retire from service a=
fter we conclude this deal with you. I will be monitoring the whole situati=
on here in this bank until you confirm the money in your account. And ask u=
s to come down to your country for subsequent sharing of the fund according=
to percentages previously indicated and further investment, either in your=
country or any country you advice us to invest in.All other necessary info=
rmation will be sent to you when I hear from you.I suggest you get back to =
me as soon as possible stating your wish in this deal.
Dr Johnmary Collins=0A=0A=0A _________________________________________=
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