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Fraud email example:
From: "DEPT OFFI" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 15:57:19 +0100
Subject: CONTACT WAN LI DA COURIER EXTENSION GHANA
Hello my good friend.
How are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family?, You may not
understand why this mail came to you. But if you do not remember me take
this gift from as your compensation, you might have receive an email from me
in the past regarding a business proposal which we never concluded. I am
using this opportunity to inform you that this business has been concluded
with the assistance of another partner from London who financed the
transaction to a logical conclusion. I thank you for your great effort to
our unfinished transfer of fund into your account due to one reason or the
other best known to you. But I want to inform you that I have successfully
transferred the fund out of my bank to my new partner's account in London
that was capable of assisting me in this great venture.
Due to your past effort, sincerity, courage and trust worthiness You showed
during the course of the transaction. I want to compensate you and show my
gratitude to you with the sum of $1.200,000, 00 One (One Million Two Hundred
Thousand United State Dollars). I have left a certified international bank
cheque for you worth of $1.200,000, 00. cash able anywhere in the world I
have paid for the delivery fee for your Draft Cheque. But the manager of
Africa Development Bank told me that before the check will get to your
destination it will expire. So I told him to cash $1,200,000.00, and he will
make all the necessary arrangement to deliver the $1.200,000, 00, to you in
cash with WAN LI DA COURIER EXTENSION GHANA.
Be inform that there are some documents to be secured, The only fee you have
to pay to them is $110 USD which will serve as the insurance fee and claims
of affidavit to enable them deliver the parcel to you immediately. Do
contact them and let me know when you receive your fund, below is their
contact information to enable them deliver your fund to you immediately.
Contact them with information below and your deposited code number is
COMPANY NAME: WAN LI DA COURIER EXTENSION GHANA
CONTACT DIRECTOR IN CHARGE: MR. NANA ADDO
CONTACT EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTACT TELEPHONE: 00233 271 403513
You have to forward the following information's to them:
1. YOUR FULL NAME:
2. YOUR HOME ADDRESS:
3. YOUR CURRENT HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER:
4. CURRENT MAILING ADDRESS:
My dear friend I will like you to contact WAN LI DA COURIER EXTENSION GHANA
on there information above for the delivery of your fund. at the moment, I'm
very busy here because of the investment projects, which I and the new
partner are having at hand. Please I will like you to accept this token with
good faith as this is from the bottom of my heart, Also comply with WAN LI
DA COURIER EXTENSION GHANA directives so that they will send the money to
you without any delay.
Thanks and God bless you and your family.
Mr. John Michael.