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Fraud email example:
From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 13:34:00 -0700
Subject: READ AND GET BACK TO ME OK,
*This Is To Officially Inform You about our recent agreement with the
Federal Government of Nigeria to handle all their foriegn contract payments.
Based on this development We Have Verified Your **Contract/Inheritance File
And Discovered Reasons Why You Are Yet To **Receive Your Payment. It Is
Because Of Irregularities And Complications **Discovered On Your Payment
File By Our Technical Experts In Respect To **Your Contract /Inheritance
Payment Requirements Which Have Just Been *
However, We Have Been Informed by** our intelligent monitory unit* *to stop
any further dealings **With Impostors And Non Recommended Officials In The
Bank. Such *
*Acts Must Stop For Security Reasons . If You Wish To receive Your **Payment
in time and accordingly,Since We Have Decided To Bring A Solution To Your
Problem, **Right Now We Have Arranged Your Payment Through Our ATM Swift
Card **Payment Center Of OCEANIC BANK OF NIGERIA P L C. That Is The Latest *
*Instruction By Our President Chief, Umaru Musa Yar"Adua (GCFR)
Of Nigeria through the Minister of Finance Mrs. Nenadi Usman. Below Is The
The Swift card Center Will Send You An Atm Card Which You Will Use To *
*Withdrew Your Money From Any ATM Machine In Any Part Of The World, But *
*The Maximum Is (Five Hundred Thousand Dollars $500.000.00) Per Day, So If
You Like To Receive **Your Fund This Way Please Do Let Us Know By Contacting
The ATM Card *
*Payment Center Of OCEANIC BANK OF NIGERIA P L C
*1) Address Where You Want Them To Send The Card Through Diplomatic **
Service (P.O box Not Accepted)
2) Your Full Name And Total Amount You Are Expecting.*
*3) Your Private Number And Fax Only.
Instead Of Losing Your Fund .
Please Indicate To The Card Center The Total Sum You Are Expecting And *
*For Your Information You Have To Stop Any Further Communication With *
*Any Institution Or Office Until You Receive The Atm Card.
Note: Because of Impostors, We Hereby Issue You Our Code of Conduct Tag *
*Number Which Is(805) So You Must Have To Indicate This Code When *
*Contacting The Card Center.
We Await Your Urgent Response.
*Sir. John Smith
Manageing Director Information Deptarment,
OCEANIC BANK Of Nigeria P L C.
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