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Fraud email example:
From: "peter_eze00110 Gazeta.pl" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 11:28:38 +0100
Subject: CONTACT OCEANIC BANK FOR YOUR ATM CARD THEY WILL RELEASE FOR YOU IMMEDIATELY
Dear friend Good day,
I have been waiting for you since to come down here and pick your Bank
Draft but did not heard from you since that time then I went and deposited
the Draft OF ($900,000,00)NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS with
OCEANIC BANK PLC here in Benin Republic, because I travelled to Argentina
to see my boss and will not come back till next month end. I have arranged
with them to make your payment to you with their new ATM MASTER CARD which
you can use to withdraw your money in any ATM MACHINE around the globe.
Now You have to contact the OCEANIC BANK PLC with your full contact
informations such as follows. 1. FULL NAME
2. ADDRESS where YOU WANT THEM TO SEND THE ATM CARD to you,
3 PHONE AND FAX NUMBER
4. YOUR AGE AND CURRENT OCCUPATION
5. ATTACH COPY OF YOUR IDENTIFICATION
However, Kindly contact the below person who is in position to release your
REV DR.YAHKUBU RICHARD DIRECTOR,
OCEANIC BANK PLC ATM PAYMENT DEPARTMENT
I have paid for the processing and delivery charges.The only Money that your
are going to pay to them is only $97 Dollars which they will use to obtain
the Affidevit Of Onwership from the Federal High Court Of Benin Republic.
Try to contact them as soon as possible to quicken the processing of your
card before your CARD gets Expired .Let me know as soon as you receive your
Mr. Peter Eze
CONTACT OCEANIC BANK FOR YOUR ATM CARD THEY WILL RELEASE FOR YOU IMMEDIATELY