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Fraud email example:
From: "william scarlet"<email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 06:29:32 +0100
Subject: CONTACT D.H.L DIRECTOR FOR YOUR BOX NOW
I have been expecting your call since two days now,the new EXCUTIVE in their last meeting has reach
an agreement with the issued bank about your fund $850,000 thousand USD,the bank has final accept and
release the money in cash, right now your FUND has been successfully deposited at D.H.L COURIER
COMPANY here in BENIN REP WITH REG- NUM..XQD7819-SC. my dear, the small box was not registered
as FUND but as church evangelism tracks box therefore do not disclose the content of the box to anybody
for security reasons,here is the the courier contact information and all you are expcted to do now and
recieve your long waiting money ($850,000) in cash.
HERE ARE THEIR CONTACT ADDRESS
1.CONTACT PERSON......LEWIS KENNEDY
my dear accept the security keeping fee of $26 per day all the money and document regarding the delivering
of your box has been paid and handed over to D.H.L COURIER COMPANY therefore call the director and
confirm their arrival date as your send their fee immediately.Contact them immidiately for your box.
CONTACT THEM WITH THIS INFORMATIONS
1..YOUR FULL NAME.............................
2...YOUR DELIVERY ADDRESS.....................
3..YOUR PHONE NUMBER..........................
4.. REG- NUM..............XQD7819-SC
5.. DEPOSITOR NAME.......WILLIAM SCARLET
make sure your information is correct so that they will not deliver your box to the wrong person I believe you
shuold treat this letter with some conffideciality untill you recieve your fund and always remember to address
the box as church evangelism tracks untill you recieve it,
SEC WILLIAM SCARLET