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Fraud email example:
From: "mrscott002 Gazeta.pl" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 15:00:31 +0200
Subject: DIPLOMAT IS ON THE WAY TO DELIVER YOUR COSIGNMENT BOX
How are you today? I am writing to inform you that I have Paid the fee for
your Cheque Draft. And I went to the bank to confirm if the Cheque has
expired or getting near to expire and Mr.Ahmed Zafa the Director of Central
Bank of West African States(BCEAO) told me that before the cheque will get
to your hand that it will expire.
So I told him to cash the $ US$850, 000.00 United States Dollars to cash
payment to avoid losting this funds.However, all the necessary arrangement
of delivering the US$850, 000.00 UNITED STATES DOLLARS in cash was made with
FEDEX COURIER SERVICES LTD. in Cotonou Benin Republic,
Mr.Ahmed Zafa the Director of Central Bank of West African States(BCEAO)
Cotonou have to package the sum of US$850, 000.00 in cash for me. Then he
also agreed to help me to Register the Consignment with FEDEX COURIER
SERVICES LTD. Infact I'm happy that every movement I made goes normally.
As for our agreement with the FEDEX COURIER SERVICES LTD. they promised that
your consignment will leave this Country on monday next week,But the
Director of the FEDEX COURIER SERVICES LTD. said that they need your
contacts informations to able them meet up with you immediately the Diplomat
Agent arrived to your Country.
Please write a letter of application to the given address below.
ATTN: DON FRANK
Please, Send them your contacts information to able them locate you
immediately they arrived in your country with your BOX This is what they
need from you.
1.YOUR FULL NAME
2.YOUR HOME ADDRESS.
3.YOUR CURRENT HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER.
4.YOUR CURRENT OFFICE TELEPHONE.
5.A COPY OF YOUR PICTURE OR ID CARD
Please make sure you send this needed infoïmation to the Director general of
FEDEX COURIER SERVICES LTD, with their address given stated above.
We cleared processing and delivery charges.The only Money that your are
going to pay to them is $105 Dollars safe keeping fee.Try to contact them
soonest to quicken receive of your package
Note.The FEDEX COURIER SERVICES LTD.
don't know the contents of the Box. I registered it as a BOX of an Africa
cloths. They don't know it contents money. 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 urgent response. You can even call the Director of the
company with this line:+229-93927659.
Thanks and Remain Blessed.