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Fraud email example:
From: mariam kenzo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 10:25:45 +0000
Subject: From Miss Mariam Kenzo
From Miss Mariam Kenzo
Abidjan- Cote D' Iviore
Dear ,Good a thing to write you. I have a proposal for you-this however is not mandatory nor will I in any manner compel you to honour against your will.I am Mariam Kenzo 18years old and the only Daugther of my late parents Mr.and Mrs.Kenzo. My father was a highly reputable business magnet-(a cocoa merchant)who operated in the capital of Ivory coast during his days.It is sad to say that he passed away mysteriously in France during one of his business trips abroad.Though his sudden death was linked or rather suspected to have been masterminded by an uncle of his who travelled with him at that time.But God knows the truth!My mother died when I was just 4 years old,and since then my father took me so special.Before his death he called me and told me that he has the sum of Ten million,seven hundred thousand United State Dollar (USD$10.700,000) deposited in one of the leading security company here in Abidjan Ivory coast West Africa. He further told me that he deposited the money in my name,I am just 18 years old and a university undergraduate and really don't know what to do.This is because I have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant political crisis here in Ivory coast.The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life.I wish to invest in Manufacturing and real estate management in your country.Dear,I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards.Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded.
Now permit me to ask these few questions:- 1. Can you honestly help me as your Sister? 2. Can I completely trust you? 3. What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for you after the money is in your account?
Please,Consider this and get back to me as soon as possible for more explanation through my private mail box.(email@example.com)
Thank you so much and may God bless you.Yours sincerely One,Ms Mariam Kenzo.
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