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Fraud email example:
From: "Mr Charles" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 23:41:23 -0700
Subject: Dear Friend.
I am Barrister.William Charles, a Solicitor and an Attorney at Law ,I am the
Attorney to one foreign Oil Consultant,Mr.Brian Lloyd Smith ,who used to
work with a
Multi-BILLION Dollars oil Firm in Ilse of Man,UK.
Herein after shall be referred to as my client, On Sept 11, 2001,my
client,his wife, and
their three children were involved in the September 11 bomb attack in
USA,Since then I have
made several inquiries to locate any of my clients extended Relatives, this
has also proved
After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to contact you to
assist in receiving
the money left behind, by my client before the MONEY Get confiscated or
unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposits were lodged,
particularly the (BARCLEYS
BANK LONDON). where the deceased had an account valued at about ($Thirteen
$13,000,000.00) has Issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have
confiscated within the next 14 official working days.
Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over four years
now I seek your
consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased so that the
proceeds of this
account valued at ($13 million USD) can be paid into your account and then
you and me Can
share the money.50% to me and 40% for you, 10% for all our expences.All I
require is your
honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through.I guarantee that this
will be executed
under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the
law and I Know
that this fund will arrives your account in latest 10 banking days from the
date of the
receipt of the following informations:
(1),Your full name and address:
(2), Age and occupation:
(3), Marital status:
(4), Your private telephone numbers.
The above informations will enable me apply for payment into any of your
Please get in touch with me by this CONTACT Email:(
Barrister WILLIAMS CHARLES.
BROAD STREET, BRISTOL BS1 1DR,DX: 7822 BRISTOL.LONDON,ENGLAND.
N.B.Please get in touch with me by this CONTACT Email:(