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Fraud email example:
From: edward yau <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2006 07:38:06 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: I WAIT YOUR URGENT REPLY
MR EDWARD YAU
SHANGHAI COMMERCIAL BANK LIMITED
65 CORNHILL, LONDON , EC3V 3NP
LONDON UNITED KINGDOM
I would not have used this medium (Internet) but I chose to reach you
through it because it is the fastest,surest and most secured medium of
communication. However,this correspondence is un-official and
private,and it should be
treated as such. I also guarantee you that this transaction is hitch
free from all what you may think of.
I am Mr Edward Yau of SHANGHAI COMMERCIAL BANK LIMITED (London Branch)
I am contacting you based on Trust and confidentiality that will
be attached to this transaction.
The Management and the Legal department of our BANK (SHANGHAI
COMMERCIAL BANK LIMITED UK) in a recent meeting, Recommended that the account of
WAI-CHING CHUNG, who was ne of my branch depositor, should be declared
Dormant,confisticated and the depositor's fund sent to the Bank
Treasury according to UK Banking and financial law. He died in worldtrade
centre as a victims of the september 11,2001.Incident that befall the
United State of America,the bank has made series of efforts to contact any
of the relatives to claim this money but without success, you can
confirm through this site:
MR WAI-CHING CHUNG is an account holder in my branch, he owns a dollar
account with the sum of US$58.2M (Fifty Eight Million, two Hundred
Thousand United States Dollars Only) deposited in a Secret account with
my branch .In fact, since his death, no next of kin of the Dollar
account holder(the brother) nor any relative of him has shown up for the
claim this because he has
the account as a secret account thus he left all the documents for the
deposit with me.
This is where I am interested and where I want you to come in. I want
you to come in as the relation of the deceased, I will give you the
relevantdocuments and contacts to file the application and then effect the
approvals for the transfer of the money, I will be the one to provide
the ital documents for the claims of the money
and then advise you exactly how we should handle it.Please include your
telephone/fax number/ Home Address when replying this mail and I will
give you more information as soon as you indicate your willingness to
assist in this transaction.
We will use our positions to get all internal documentations to back up
the claims.Do not be bothered that you are not related in any way to
him as I am in position to afix your name as the next of kin.
The whole Procedures will last only 7 working days to get the fund
retrieved successfully without trace even in future. After the transfer of
the money we shall share the money 60-40.that is I will have 60% while
you will have 40%.
I await your urgent response to this mail.
MR EDWARD YAU.
SHANGHAI COMMERCIAL BANK LIMITED UK
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