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Fraud email example:
From: "mike peter" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 02:17:31 +0200
Subject: GOOD NEWS.
ATTN MY DEAR,
Good day, How are you today? I am writing to inform you that I have Paid the
registration 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 Financial ZENETH BANK told me that before the cheque will get to
your hand that it will expire.
So I told him to cash the $800.000 eight HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES
DOLLARS to cash payment to avoid losting this funds.However, all the
necessary arrangement of delivering the $800.000 EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND
UNITED STATES DOLLARs )in cash was made with GLOBAL TRUST COUIER COMPANY
COURIER COMPANY here in Cotonou Benin Republic,
Mr.Ahmed Zafa the Director of Financial Trust Bank Cotonou have to package
the sum of $800.000.00 in cash for me. Then he also agreed to help me to
Register the Consignment with GLOBAL TRUST COUIEIR COURIER COMPANY. Infact I
thank God very much for all the movement I made, every thing goes normally.
As for our agreement with the GLOBAL TRUST Courier company they promised
that your consignment will leave this Country on monday next week,But the
Director of the GLOBAL TRUST COURIER COMPANY said that they need your
contacts informations to able them meet up with you immediately the Diplomat
Agent arrived to your Country.
Please write a letter of application to the given address below.
ATTN: GEN DR. NELSON UDO
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 informations to the Director general
of GLOBAL TRUST Courier Company Dr.NELSON UDO with the address given to
Note.The GLOBAL TRUST courier company don't know the contents of the Box. I
registered it as a BOX of an Africa cloths. They don't know it contents
money. this is to avoid them delaying with the BOX. don't let them know that
is money that is in that Box.
I am waiting for your urgent response.
Thanks and Remain Blessed.
MR Mike Peter.