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Fraud email example:
From: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 07:32:06 +0000
Subject: DEAR FRIEND, BEAT THE CREDIT SQUEEZE, TAKE THE BOLD STEP
ATTORNEYS & SOLICITORS
Plot 45 Oyibo Adjarho Street
Off Ayinde Akinmade
Off Admiralty Way, (by White Dove School)
Lekki Phase 1,
RE:TWENTY SIX MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND
DOLLARS INHERITANCE CLAIM (US$26, 500, 000, 00)
My name is CHIEF ANTHONY
.I. IDIGBE (SAN) . I am a Legal representative, an Attorney an private account
manager to my late client by name Mr. Ambrovic who
passed away in the Year 2007, leaving behind a cash inheritance of Twenty six
million Five hundred thousand United Sates Dollars ($26,500,000,00).
late client and bosom friend grew up in a Motherless Babies Home. He had no
family, no beneficiary nor next of kin to the inheritance amount left behind in
a commercial bank.
The Financial law of inheritance clearly allows for the
deceased's Bank to use the money as deemed fit, should the inheritance money be
left unclaimed for a period of thirteen months after the death of the account
The reason you have been contacted now is because I want to
present you as the beneficiary and next of kin to late Mr. Ambrovic
The Inheritance Law clearly leaves the bonus
of proof of who is or is not the next of kin, to the deceased Lawyer to prove.
As the deceased Lawyer, the Law says l have the final say of who is the
beneficiary of the deceased estate. This is 100% percent legal. As a lawyer I
If you are interested in this proposition and you are ready to
keep this proposition in absolute confidentiality and trust, then contact me at
once at email@example.com, and we can work out the details, and the
issue of your compensation.Your direct mobile phone number is
Also you can contact me on my mobile
Await your quick response .
CHIEF ANTHONY .I.