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Fraud email example:
From: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2008 10:42:00 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: May God be praised!!!
Â¡Tengo nueva direcciÃ³n de correo!Ahora puedes escribirme a:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dearest In Christ, May God be praised!!! I am Mrs. Fatima Iyesa Ismiana from Kuwait . I married to Usman Ismiana of blessed memory who worked with Kuwait embassy in Madrid Spain for nine years before he died in the year 2005.We were married for eleven years without a child he died after a brief illness that lasted only four days. Before his death he was a very devoted muslim and I was a devoted Christian by birth battling with both cancer and fibroid problems when my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $15million dollars (FIFTEEN million dollars) with an overseas finance and security firm. Presently, this money is still with finance and security firm. Recently , my doctor told me that I had aterminating illness (cancer) thatwould last for the next four months.Though what disturbs me most is my stroke sickness,having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to either a Christian organization and a devoted Christian individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in. I want this Christian organization or individual to use this money in all sincerity to fund churches,orphanages,widows and also propagating the word of God and to ensure that the society upholds the views and beliefs of the holy bible.I took this decision because I don't have any child to start from and where I will stop and my husband's relatives are all Muslims and I don't want my husband hard earned money to be misused by peop le that call me an unbeliever.I don't want a situation wher! e this m oney will be used in an unholy manner hence the reason for taking this bold decision. I don't need any telephone communications but will only give you the contact of my lawyer Barr Mike Williams because he is the one who is going to assist you in making you the beneficiary of the consignment in the finance and security firm. May the Almighty God continue to guide and protect you. Amen. Yours faithfully,Mrs.Fatima Iyesa Ismiana.