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Fraud email example:
From: "Kome Solomon" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 05:51:52 -0500
Subject: PERSONAL & CONFIDENTIAL
(A.U.D.B) AFRICAN UNION DEVELOPMENT BANK PLC.
DESK OF : MR.KOME SOLOMON
RC NO : XXAUD-55-B
I have a proposal for you, this however is not
mandatory nor will I in any manner compel you to
honour against your will.
I am Mr, Kome Solomon and work with African Union
Development Bank Plc (one of the African leading
banks in the West Coast). Here in this bank existed a
dormant account for the past 5 years which belong to
one of our foreign customers(Mr.Andreas Schranner)who
died along with his entire family of a wife and
children in July 31st 2000 in a plane crash.
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When I discovered that there had been no deposits nor
withdrawals from this account for this long period, I
decided to carry out a system investigation and
discovered that non of the family member nor relations
of the late person is aware of this account. This is
the story in a nutshell.
Now I want an account overseas where thses fund will
be transfer according to the due process of our bank
in order to avoid voilation of any country and
international Monetory law on fund transfer.
Thereafter,I had planned to destroy all related
documents for this account. It is a careful network
and for the past eleven months I have worked out
everything to ensure a hitch-free operation. The
amount is not so much at the moment and plus all the
accumulated interest the balance in this account
stands at (US$15.million US dollars).
Now my questions are:-
1. Can you handle this project?
2. Can I give you this trust?
3. What will be your commission? If you can sponsor
this transfer,consider this and get back to me as soon
Finally, it is our humble prayer that the information
as contained herein be accorded the necessary
attention, urgency as well as the secrecy it
I look forward to receiving your prompt response.
AFRICAN UNION DEVELOPMENT BANK PLC.