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Fraud email example:
From: DANIEL BOATENG <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 10:04:04 +0000
Subject: FROM THE DESK OF DR.DANIEL BOATENG
FROM THE DESK OF
MR. DANIEL BOATENG
INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK
KUMASI BRANCH GHANA.
Hello Dear ,
My name is Daniel Boateng, I am the branch manager of the International Commercial Bank Kumasi branch Ghana. I got your information during my search through the Internet and i know this may com to you as a sock. I am 46years of age and married with 3 lovely kids. It may interest you to hear that I am a Man of peace and I don't want problem, but I do not know how you will feel about this because you may have double mind. But I am telling you that this is real and you are not going to regret after doing this transaction with me. I only hope that we can assist each other. But if you don't want this business offer kindly forget it and I will not contact you again.
I have packaged a financial transaction that will benefit both of us, as the regional manager of the International Commercial Bank; it is my duty to send in a financial report to my head office in the capital city (Accra-Ghana) at the end of each year. On the course of the last year 2007 end of last year report, I discovered that my branch in which I am the manager made three million seven hundred and fifty thousand dollar [3, 750.000.00] which my head office is not aware of it and will never be aware of. I have since place this fund on what we call SUSPENSE ACCOUNT without any beneficiary.
As an official of the bank I can not be directly connected to this fund, so this informed me of contacting you for us to work, so that you can assist and receive this fund into your bank account for us to SHARE. Mean While you will have 35% of the total fund, Note there are practically no risk involved, it will be bank to bank transfer, all I need from you is to stand claim as the original depositor of this fund who made the deposit with our branch so that my Head office can order the transfer to your designated bank account.
If you accept this offer to work with me, I will appreciate it very much as soon as I receive your response I will give you details on how we can achieve it successfully.please i will like to get back to me on my personal email address;firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Daniel Boateng