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Fraud email example:
From: "Nasim Ahmed" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2006 07:46:28 +0000
Subject: Just Read!!!
Top of the day to you.
I am sorry for this unusual approach but I have acquired your email
address from the Grand Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Member Directory asa matter of urgency that needs your sincere attention.
I am Nasim Ahmed,Executive Director UBS,London.I seek your assistance
to accommodate funds for Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, the embattled Governor
of Bayelsa State,Nigeria who have been impeached
He was arrested in London on September 15, 2005 for alleged money
laundering and was charged to the tune of 1.8 million pounds,which has led to his
impeachment and arrest in Nigeria.
chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha,formerly own the sum of $10,761,000.56
with my Bank which he instructed me at about July,2005 to transfer to a bank in
Spain.Due to his present situation he ask me to help him look for someone who is
reliable so that his funds in spain and Scotland in which his children are the
beneficiaries should transfer into the person's account.In which he is ready to give
out 20% of the total funds as long as the funds are save for his children
As a matter of fact,i strongly beleive as a honest and trustworthy person
you could be of assistance in the transfer of the funds into your
account.Hence,I am requesting this favour from you.I want you to go through the
As they might be of more information to you why we needed your
Please,i want you to keep this transaction confidential.
Thanks for your Anticipated Cooperation
UBS Investment Bank,
1 Curzon Street,