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Fraud email example:
From: "WILSON RIVERA" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 01:57:44 -1000
Subject: NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE
I'm Master. Wilson Rivera daughter to late Dr.Esther D Rivera, a White
Zimbabwean who was the former president Zimbabwe Farmers Association in
Zimbabwe, before she was killed by Government Soldiers after she was
wrongfully accused of financially supporting the Movement for Democratic
Change (M.D.C) Party of which the M.D.C party Chairman Morgan Tsvangirai
happen to be a Close Friend to my late mother.
However, before the death of my mother,she deposited US$2.5m in FLEET
BANK/BOSTON Bank Name: FLEET BANK/BOSTON, Bank Address: : MAIL STOP: NJ RP
BO8040 BRIELLE BRANCH, NEW JERSEY 08730. Account Name: ESTHER D. RIVERA ABA
ROUTING NUMBER : 0212003399 Account no. 94236 97154, bank telephone :+
1-800-225-5353 bank Fax:+18018381018 Since my younger brother who is the
next of kin is yet to attain the 24 years age which is the age limit for my
brother to take full control and run the account, I deem it necessary to
contact you if you can be a BENEFICIARY nominated by my brother to help
clear the cash from the bank.
Please I am not asking you for your money just your assistance.
My brother is willing to make a wire transfer to you immediately the issue
of the BENEFICIARY AND AN AGREEMENT IS REACHED BY BOTH PARTIES.
If you are willing to assist, kindly mail me back immediately. Kindly send
me an email,I am currently a refugee in Ghana,west Africa .
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