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Fraud email example:
From: "Mrs. Joy Ubah" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 09:45:22 -0800
Subject: My Dear Beloved Friend
My Dear Beloved Friend,
Greetings in the name of Lord Jesus Christ, I am Mrs. Joy Ubah, a widow to
late Alhaji Ubah , a new Christian convert suffering from long time cancer
of the breast and have only six months, presently I am in a Hospital in
London taken my treatment.
My late husband, was killed during the USA raid against terrorism in
Afghanistan, he was very wealthy,and I inherited all his business and wealth
after his death because during the period of our marriage we couldn't
produce any child, so I decided to divide this wealth to churches in Africa,
America, Asia and Europe and for humanity in general.
I therefore selected you after visiting the website and I prayed over this
selection and I am willing to donate the sum of $10 million US Dollar to you
on behalf of your organization to lend a hand in reaching out to the less
privileged and the development of the gospel of our lord Jesus Christ. This
fund is in presently in Security Company in Spain.So upon your reply I will
instruct my attorney Barrister Michael Gill Holonis to file in an
application of Withdrawal of this fund to your favor.
So please confirm this items as below if you are interested to assist:
1,Your Full Name
2,Your Full Address
3,Your Telephone and fax numbers.
On receipt of the confirmed items, I will forward it to my Attorney so that
some necessary changes will be made on the documents to enable you have
claim to the Consignment/Donation, but note that until this Donation of $10
million is delivered to you, I will strongly insist that this transaction
most be keep a top secret, as I wait your gentle and kind response to this
God bless you and your family.
Mrs. Joy Ubah