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Fraud email example:
From: Rosie Favor <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 07:09:19 +0000
Subject: Dear Friend in the Lord ,
Dear Friend in the Lord ,Please use this money for the Churches and Less Privileged in the world. Greetings to you and your family in the name of God, in my search for a reliable and God fearing person and having gotten your contact through prayers and pains taking efforts via searching i made on the internet on my bed side.I have decided to seek your help in carrying out my last wishes. My name is Mrs. Rosie Favor, I'm a 56 year old woman and my Country is Sierra- Leone, i was a merchant and owned two businesses in Dubai, i was also married with two children. My husband and two children where involved in a plane crash in the Dececember 26th 2003 website.http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/12/26/benin.crash/index.html Before this happened, my business and my concern for making money was all I care for, i never really cared about other values in life. Since After the death of my husband and two childern , I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $(16.000.000m USD) Sixteen Millon Dollars in a Finance bank here in Abidjan.Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next Eight months due to cancer problem. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a church or a God fearing person that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. I want a church/person that will use this fund for orphanage homes, widows, propagating the word of God and to endeavor that the house of God is maintained. Th e Bible made us to understand that "Blessed is the hand that giveth". I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my late husband's relatives are not Christians and I don't want my late husband's efforts to be used by unbelievers. I don't want a situation where this money will beused in an ungodly way. This is why I am taking this decision.I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that "the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace".I don't need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health hence the presence of my husband's relatives are around me always. I don't want them to know about this development. With God all things are possible. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the relevant information that will lead you to have access over this fund.I will also present you as t he beneficiary of this fund in the bank.I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shephard. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian.Whoever that Wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and Truth. Please always be prayerful all through your life and pray to God to forgive me my sins.Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein.Hoping to receive your reply. Remain blessed in the Lord. Your's Sister In Christ, Mrs. Rosie Favor