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Fraud email example:
From: "barrjameswilliams108 Gazeta.pl" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 17:11:50 +0200
Subject: My Dear Good Friend.
*My Dear Good Friend.*
*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$2.5MILLION US DOLLARS to cash payment to avoid
losting this funds.However, all the necessary arrangement for delivering the
US$2.5MILLION US DOLLARS in cash was made with FEDEX COURIER SERVICES
COMPANY 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$2.5MILLION US DOLLARS in cash for me. Then he also agreed to help me
to Register the Consignment with FEDEX COURIER SERVICES COMPANY LTD. Infact
I'm happy that every movement I made goes successfully.
As for our agreement with the FEDEX COURIER SERVICES COMPANY LTD. they
promised that your consignment will leave this Country on monday next week,
But the Director of the FEDEX COURIER SERVICES COMPANY LTD. said that they
need your contacts informations to able them meet up with you immediately
the delivering Agent Diplomat arrived in your Country.
Please write a letter of application to the given address below.
ATTN: Mr.David Perez
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
Please make sure you send this needed infoïmation to the Director general of
FEDEX COURIER SERVICES Company LTD, with their address stated above.
Note that the FEDEX COURIER SERVICES COMPANY LTD,didn't know the contents of
the Box and I registered it as a BOX of an Africa clothes. They don't know
it contents money. this is to avoid them delaying with the BOX. don't let
them know that it contains $2.5Million Us Dollars inside that Box.
I am waiting for your urgent response. You can even call the Director of the
company with this line:+229-93058015
Thanks Remain Blessed.
Dr. James Williams*