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Fraud email example:
From: "godwinobi_34 Gazeta.pl" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 11:40:48 +0200
Subject: CONTACT FEDEX DELIVERY COMPANY FOR YOUR PACKAGE
Hello My Dear,
How are you today and your family?
I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Confirmable Bank
Draft of $1.500,000 usd, but I did not hear from you since for a couple of
weeks now. Then I went to the bank to confirm if the draft has expired or
getting near to expire and Dr.Wilson the Director Bank of Africa told me
that before the draft will get to your hand that it will expire.So I told
him to cash the $1.500,000 USD UNITED STATES DOLLARS to cash payment to
avoid losing this funds under expiration as I will be out out of the country
for a 3 Months Course and I will not come back till ending of August
2008.Below is the needed information to enable them deliver your fund to you
immediately. the only fee you have to pay them is $125 usd that they will
use to obtain insurance certificate and Security Keeping Fee be rest assure
that all other fees were paid by me.FEDEX COURIER SERVICES DIRECTOR
EMAIL ADDRESS; firstname.lastname@example.orgPHONE NUMBER +229-939-868-95 1.YOUR FULL
2.YOUR HOME ADDRESS.______
3.YOUR CURRENT CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER._____
4.COPY OF YOUR PICTURE________________
6.AGE________________Please make sure you send this needed info to the
Director general of
FEDEX COURIER SERVICES
REV.DR.MARTINS DUBESI with the address given to you. Note ;The FEDEX COURIER
SERVICES LTD don't know the contents of the Box. I registered it as a Box of
family valuable belongs. They don't know it contents fund. this is to avoid
them delaying with the Box. don't let them know that is money that is in
that Box.I am waiting for your
Thanks and Remain Blessed.
Mr GODWIN OBI