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Fraud email example:
From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 19:14:51 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: Dear Friend,
I am Mrs. Leticia Adriana Anderson, a Credit officer of La Caixa bank Madrid-Spain. I have a concealed business suggestion for you.
Before the U.S and Iraqi war, our client Mr. Kahal Mohammad who was an Iraqi Businessman made a numbered fixed deposit for 36 calendar months, with a value of Twenty three million Nine Hundred Thousand United State Dollars(US$23,900.000) only in my branch.
Upon maturity, several notices were sent to him even during the war and again after the war but still no response came from him. We later found out that the Mr. Kahal and his entire family had been killed during the war in a bomb blast that hit their home in Bagdad , Iraq .
After further investigation, I discovered that Mr. Kahal did not declare any next-of-kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit. In regards to this if nobody apply for the claim of the money before August,2007, the money will go into the Bank?s treasury as unclaimed funds or declared to the government of Spain .Once this is done, Spanish government will confiscate the funds, which is not good for both of us
So, the US$23,900.000 is still lying in my bank now waiting for a person to apply for the claim/withdrawal as the next-of-kin. I therefore want you to stand as the next-of-kin to Mr. Kahal Mohammad so that you will be able to receive his funds legally without any single hindrance.
WHAT IS TO BE DONE:
I want you to know that I have everything worked-out for the immediate release of this fund to you. Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to your account as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as the next of kin of the deceased indicating your interest of claim of your inherited funds. Upon receipt of your reply through my email address below, I will send to you by fax or via email attachment the text of the application which you will send to the bank for legally soliciting the release of the fund to you.
Do note that there is no single risk involved at all in this deal as we are going to adopt a legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents. Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account we shall share it in the ratio of 60% for us, and 40% for you.
At this moment you should feel free to contact me through my email address below immediately you receive this letter. You should understand that this should be kept very confidential. Let it be between you, me and my husband only. This is the only way we can achieve success. I will level the whole arrangement here in the bank for the payment/transfer to be approved immediately. Please take note my husband is the only one I have discussed this business with and we both agreed to do this business with the funds. He answers my phone anytime I am at work or not around. For the security of this business, feel free also to discuss with my husband anytime through his telephone number, +34-671-138-183. Because of my position in the bank, my phone may be monitored, so I think it is better to be discussing with my husband regularly, while I will be arranging everything in the bank for smooth transaction.
Please send to me via my email address below, your fixed and mobile phone/fax number, for easy communications.
Mrs. Leticia Adriana Anderson
(Credit Officer-La Caixa Bank S.A. Madrid-Spain)
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