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Fraud email example:
From: "beatrice eyadema" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2006 16:18:43 +0200
Subject: CONTACT MY SON WILLIAMS PLEAS.
FROM: MRS. BEATRICE NEE EYADEMA
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA.
TEL: +27 735 688 846.
ATTN: Sir/Madam, CONTACT MY SON WILLIAMS PLEAS.
As a matter of utmost urgency I want you to come to
my assistance, My name is Mrs. Beatrice Nee Eyadema.The fourth and last wife
of the late President of Togo Pa Gnassingbe Eyadema who died on Saturday the
5th February, 2005 after a brief illness en route to Paris France for
Three months before his death, November 2004 to be precise, He has
instructed me together with his private financial adviser with a box
containing large amount of money to Johannesburg, South Africa for safe
keeping.we deposited the box with a Security & Finance Company in
Johannesburg as Family artifact (Real Content Undisclosed).
On my return from Johannesburg I found out that thereis a rift in our family
due to the trust and love he demonstrated in me, since then there has been
series of trouble regarding the money I took to South Africa.The reason why
I am contacting you is to do with the latest development in my country where
they manipulated and installed the son of the first wife Mr. Faure
Gnassingbe as the current President to annoyance of the EU, AU, ECOWAS and
the UNITED NATION.
I left my country Togo with my last son on the eve of his installment
knowing that he will use his power to collect the document relating to this
money in South Africa. Am writing to you to invite you to Johannesburg,
South Africa to help me transfer this money to your country for safe keeping
and investment. I have contacted a Financial Adviser here in Johannesburg
whom who are presently staying in his guest house, he will assist you
through the whole process and to make a change of ownership with Company as
I would not want the money to be transfer through my name due to the present
If this letter interests you please do contact my son WILLIAMS as soon as
possible on the above telephone and Email address though it is subject to
change for our Security, also do furnish us with your private Telephone /Fax
and physical address.
I will only disclose the amount of the money involve as soon as I receive
your favorable response, terms and percentage for your assistance will be
Thank you in advance for your anticipated co-operation.
BEATRICE NEE EYADEMA
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