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Fraud email example:
From: "=?utf-8?q?frank.=20Hank?=" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 05:46:50 -0800 (PST)
Subject: FEDEX EXPRESS IS READY TO DELIVER YOUR CONSIGNMENT
Â¡Tengo nueva direcciÃ³n de correo!Ahora puedes escribirme a:email@example.com
- FEDEX EXPRESS IS READY TO DELIVER YOUR CONSIGNMENT CONTACT FEDEX EXPRESS COURIER COMPANY BENIN) JERRY LEO & COUNSELORS AT LAW 20/22 HOSPITAL ROUTE COTONOU REPUBLIC OF BENIN. EMAIL:(firstname.lastname@example.org) PHONE:+229 93112101 Goodday!!!!!!!! I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Confirmable Bank Draft of $1.5m United States Dollars, but I d id not hear from you since for a couple of weeks now. Then I went to the bank to confirm if the draft has expired or getting near to expire and Dr.Wilson the Director Bank of London told me that before the draft will get to your hand that it will expire.. So I told him to cash the $1.5m USD UNITED STATES DOLLARS to cash payment to avoid losing this funds under expiration as I will be out of the country for a 2 Months Course and I will not come back till ending of DECCMBER 2008. What you have to do now is to contact FEDEX EXPRESS COURIER SERVICES as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your Consignment to you because of the expiring date. For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charge, Insurance premium. The only money you will send to the FEDEX EXPRESS COURIER SERVICES to deliver your Consignment direct to your postal Address in your country is ($125.00 US) One Hundred & Five United States Dollars only being Security Keeping Fee of the Courier Company so far.Again, don't be deceived by anybody to pay any other money except $125..00 US Dollars. I would have paid that but they said no because they don't know when you w ill contact them and in case of demurrage. You have to contact FEDEX EXPRESS COURIER SERVICES now for the delivery of your Draft with this information bellow; Directors Name: Dr. Jerry Leo Companys NameFedex COURIER SERVICES Email Address:(email@example.com) Tel: +229 93112101 Fin ally, make sure that you reconfirm your Postal address and Direct telephone number to them again to avoid any mistake on the Delivery and ask them to give you the tracking number to enable you track your package over there and know when it will get to your address. Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail to avoid any further delay and remember to pay them their Security Keeping fee of $125.00 US Dollars for their immediate action. Note this. The FEDEX EXPRESS COURIER SERVICESdon't know the contents of the Box. I registered it as a BOX of Africa cloths. They did not know the contents was money. this is to avoid them delaying with the BOX. Don't let them know that box contents money ok. I am waiting for your urgent response. SHIPMENT CODE AWB 33XZ PACKAGE REGISTERED CODE NO XGT442. SECURITY CODE SCTC/2001DHX/567/ TRANSACTION CODE 233/CSTC/101/33028/ CERTIFICATE DEPOSIT CODE SCTC/BUN/xxiv/-78/01 Thanks and God bless you and your family. MR Frank