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Fraud email example:
From: "Read This Mail Carefully"<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 23:55:41 -0300
Subject: ATTENTION:READ THIS MAIL CAREFULLY!!
On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Eng.
Jüîrgen Krüîgger. I once again try to notify you as my earlier letter was
returned undelivered. I hereby attempt to reach you again by this same
email address on the WILL. I wish to notify you that late Eng. Jürgen
Krügger made you a beneficiary to his WILL. He left the sum of Thirty
Million, One Hundred Thousand Dollars (USD$30, 100.000.00) to you in
the Codicil and last testament to his WILL.
This may sound strange and unbelievable to you, but it is real and
true. Being a widely traveled man, he must have been in contact with
you in the past or simply you were nominated to him by one of his
numerous friends abroad who wished you good. Eng. Jürgen Krügger until his
death was a member of the Helicopter Society and the Institute of
Electronic & Electrical Engineers. He was a very dedicated Christian who loved to
give out. His great philanthropy earned him numerous awards during his
life time. Late Engr. Jurgen Krugger died on the 13th day of December,
2004 at the age of 80 years, and his WILL is now ready for execution.
According to him this money is to support your humanitarian activities
and to help the poor and the needy in our society. Please if I reach
you as I am hopeful, endeavor to get back to me as soon as possible to
enable me conclude my job. I hope to hear from you in no distant time.Note:
You are advise to contact me with my personal email address:email@example.com
I await your prompt response.
Yours in Service,
BARISTER TEDDY WILLIAMS ESQ.PRINCIPAL PARTNERS: Barister Aidan Walsh.Esq Markus Wolfgang,Smith Esq