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Fraud email example:
From: "Daniel Amachree" <email@example.com> (may be fake)
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 21:28:44 +0100
Subject: A SAFE ACCOUNT
PLEASE REPLY TO:firstname.lastname@example.org
PRIVATE TELEPHONE NUMBER: +234-8024552040
(TRANSFER OF USD21, 500,000.00(TWENTY-ONE MILLION,FIVE
U.S DOLLARS ONLY TO A SAFE ACCOUNT)
I am extending this proposal to you in my capacity as
Chief Accountant and in full agreement with the
Auditor-General of this company (Nigerian Liquefied
Natural Gas). We scrutinized all records and accounts
of Awarded and executed contracts of this company
(NLNG) during the previous military regimes since the
inception of democracy in Nigeria and carefully
uncovered and mapped out a whopping sum of USD21.5M
which we want to transfer into your account as the
It might interest you to know that Nigeria Liquefied
Natural Gas came into full working capacity during the
inception of current civilian dispensation at a
working/asset capacity of USD3Billion and will
defiantly gulp more USD 2Billion on the completion of
the fifth part.
You can authentically apply for supply if it interest
you to be our client with full guarantee from me.The
money USD21.5M has been approved
for payment by this company NLNG, Federal ministry of
Finance (endorsed by the Accountant General of the
Federation) and to be paid by the Apex bank of Nigeria
under contract number NLNG/FGN/FMF/CBN/C987/01.
As top civil servant, we are not authorized to operate
foreign bank account hence our decision to use your
account on full trust and confidence to transfer this
money outside Nigeria. We have accepted you as our
foreign partner and will regularize the approvals to
reflect you as the true beneficiary of the contract
Sum USD21.5M(Twenty-one million, Five Hundred Thousand
U.S.Dollars Only).More over, it is pertinent to note
that it is not risk and does not required much
engagements since we have taken care of the deal in
full capacity. We have resolved to give you 25% of the
total sum for your assistance.
If you are interested in this deal, please contact me
immediately you receive this message through my direct
email [email@example.com) for
more lively informations.I am anxiously waiting for
your response with hope that you understand the
confidential nature of this transfer.
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