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Fraud email example:
From: "dossou_james37 Gazeta.pl" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 21:46:36 +0200
Subject: CONTACT UPS SERVICE COURIER COMPANY PLC FOR YOUR CONSINMENT BOX
Hello my Dear friend,
Good day. How are you today? My name is Mr.James Dossou I am writing to
inform you that I have Paid the registration fee for your cheque which has
been with me for a long time. And I went to the bank to confirm if the draft
has expired or getting near to expire and Mr. Justin Yayi the Director Bank
of Africa told me that before the cheque will get to your hand that it will
expire. So I told him to cash the $1.5million united state dollarsS to cash
payment to avoid losing this funds under expiration.
However, all the necessary arrangement for delivering the $1.5million united
state dollarsS in cash was made with UPS SERVICE COURIER COMPANY PLC here
in Cotonou Benin Republic, Mr.Justin Yayi the Director of Bank of Africa
Cotonou has package the sum of $1.5 million USD in cash for you.
Then he also help me to Register the Consignment with UPS SERVICE COURIER
COMPANY PLC Infact I thank God very much for all the movement I made, every
thing went normally. As for our agreement with the UPS SERVICE COURIER
COMPANY PLC they promised that your consignment will leave this Country on
or before 5 days from now, But the Director of the UPS SERVICE COURIER
COMPANY PLC said that they need your contacts information's to enable them
meet up with you immediately the Diplomat Agents arrived in your Country.
Please write a letter of application to the given E- mail address below.
Director UPS SERVICE COURIER COMPANY PLC
ATTN:DR MIKE DENIS
please Send them your contacts information to enable them locate you
immediately they arrived in your country with your BOX This is what they
need from you.
1.YOUR FULL NAME
3.YOUR HOME DELIVERY ADDRESS.
4.YOUR CURRENT HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER.
5.YOUR CURRENT OFFICE TELEPHONE.
6 YOUR CURRENT CELL PHONE
7.A COPY OF YOUR PICTURE
Please make sure you send this needed information to the Director general of
UPS SERVICE COURIER COMPANY PLC Mr.James Dossou with the address given to
Note this. UPS SERVICE COURIER COMPANY PLC don't know the contents of the
Box. I registered it as a BOX of Africa cloths. They did not know the
contents was money. this is to avoid them delaying with the BOX.
Dont let them know that the box contents was money ok. I am waiting for your
urgent response. You can even call the Director of UPS SERVICE COURIER
COMPANY PLC with this line: Tel +22993858734