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Fraud email example:
From: "jacksonwanna jacksonwanna" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 10:12:18 +0200
Subject: WINERS INTERNATIONAL COURIER DELIVERY SERVICE COMPANY
ATTENTION MY DEAR,
I have been waiting for you since then to come down here and pick your
outstanding payment left
but I did not hear from you since that time as we fixed. Then I went and
deposited the $1.2,000
000.00 (One million,TWO hundred thousand) US Dollars. I lodged the funds
inside a Copper box as
Consignment with WINERS INTERNATIONAL COURIER DELIVERY SERVICE COMPANY in
Benin Republic because I
travelled to China to visit my friend for the Company's Annual Board
meeting. I will not come back
till next month end.
Please note that I did not disclose to the Courier that the content of the
Consignment box is cash
money, instead I registered the consignment as containing some pieces of Art
work, this was for
security reason and to ensure that the Consigned fund reached you safely.
I want You to contact the WINERS INTERNATIONAL COURIER DELIVERY SERVICE
COMPANY to know when they
will deliver your package(fund). I have paid for the delivering charges
except the keeping fee
which they said it can only be paid when the Deposits is ready for shipment
to the Receiver.
Therefore, The only money you have to send to them is the security keeping
fee which is $115.00 Us
Dollars to receive your package at your nominated address.
So be advised to contact the Courier Director through this below details and
reconfirm to him the
information and address where to send the Package to you.
CONTACT; DR. Eric Mike(DISTRICT
MANAGER WINERS INTERNATIONAL COURIER DELIVERY SERVICE COMPANY)
CONTACT PHONE 0022993697109
Try to contact them as soon as possible to avoid increasing the Security
Keeping fee. I Would have
given them the address but I later thought you have to reconfirm it to them
again to avoid any
mistake on the delivery and to be sure the fund is delivered to the
nominated address of your
Reconfirm below information to the company.
Your Full Name:-----------------------
Let me know as soon as you received the consignment(fund) so that I will be
sure you received the
total $1.2000 000.00