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Email: Mr Javed Gogo firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Javed Gogo
Manager, Foreign Operations Department,
African Development Bank
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
I am contacting you based on my conviction that you will be capable of championing this business cause.
In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $10.5M (Ten Million five Hundred Thousand Dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in an air crash in the year 2005.
Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin, business partner or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines but unfortunately I learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him in the air crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I don’t want this money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.
The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after some years, the money will be transferred into the bank treasury account as unclaimed fund. The request of a foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkina citizen cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.
I wish to inform you that 40% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, while the remaining 60% would be for me. Thereafter I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated. Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as a relation, business partner or next of kin of the deceased indicating the bank where in the money will be remitted. Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you a text of details. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch free and that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer. Send me your informations.
You should contact me immediately you receive this mail.
Trusting to hear from you as soon as possible.
Email: Piermario Luca email@example.com
Dear Email Owner,
We are pleased to inform you again of the result of the Internet Promotional Draws. All email addresses entered for this promotional draws were randomly inputted from an internet resource database using the Synchronized Random Selection System (SRSS).
This is our second letter to you.Your email address was selected in the Category A with Special Digit Code: EK10764/IT and E-ticket:EK10744/2011-12, and this qualifies you to be the recipient of the grand prize award sum of Two million, five hundred thousand united States dollars.
The payout of this cash prize to you will be subject to the final validations and satisfactory report that you are the bona fide owner of the winning email address. In line with the governing rules of claim, you are required to establish contact with your designated claims agent via email or telephone with the particulars below:
Enquiry officer: Bianco Davis.
Phone: +393 283 679158
You may establish contact with the Enquiry Officer via the e-mail address above with the information’s necessary:
and E-ticket number:
Failure to complete the claims of your cash prize after 14 days of this notice will result in the revision of award. Hence, you should commence your claims process immediately, by contacting the claims agent (Bianco Davis) who would be guiding you through the Claims process.
Let me start by introducing myself I am Mr. David Benson , I was directed by Good luck Jonathan President of Federal
republic of Nigeria and the chairman Economic and inancial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mr Ibrahim Lamorde, to notify you on
the investigation that took place here in Nigeria.
In regards with the investigation that has happened recently here in Nigeria will noticed that you are dealing with some
Nigerians who claimed you have money with them and they have failed to make you get the money and you lost so much money
during the process, I am currently paying so many people with the same problem, so I have been directed by the Nigeria
government to pay you also but due the late registration of your name on the list of the people I have to pay,I will not be
able to pay you much because of insufficient fund, so I will only pay you $2,000,000.00 (Two Million dollars only) as
compensation to what has happened to you.
I have prepared an ATM CARD on your name and I will advice you to contact the dispatcher to enable him send the ATM CARD to
your home below is the contact information of the dispatcher, make sure you contact him and get the ATM CARD.
Rev Fred Williams
Phone Number: +23480127210304
Meanwhile be informed that cost of shipment has being settled but the insurance coverage of ATM Card is at your expense.
Get back to the director ATM (Fred William) to enable him inquire about the cost of the Insurance of your ATM Card to
be delivered at your doorstep and keep you informed.
Fill this form and send it back to him to enable him dispatch your ATM CARD at once.
* First Name:________________________________.
* Last Name:_________________________________.
* Street Address:____________________________.
* State &Country:___________________________.
*Phone: (Area Code) – Number:________________.
*Fax: (Area Code) – Number:__________________.
* Next of kin:_______________________________.
* Id card/ Driving license:__________________.
Send the above information immediately.
Note: you can also receive your funds through bank to bank transfer but you are going to be requiring paying for the
transfer commission as no deduction can be made out of your compensation funds.
Note: The government of Nigeria as seized monies from everybody and cooperate bodies that has participated on the issue.
We seize this opportunity to also warn that anyone or cooperate bodies caught bringing the name of the country to disrepute
will be firmly dealt with within the ambit of the law. So you are advice to disregard any email you get from anyone or co-
operate bodies and forward the email to us for proper conduct.
On behalf of the President of the federal republic of Nigeria, we are truly sorry for the inconveniences and for what you
encounter from the Nigerians that make you lost so much money please speak well about Nigeria in your country as soon as
you get this ATM card.
Mr. David Benson
Email: Dr jessica Park firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Dr Jessica Parker I am Originally from Switzerland but reside and work in the United State of America Panama city Florida to be precise.I am currently in need of a CAREGIVER Male or Female who will always be with me in the house and also will take care of my Son Mailard is 9years old God fearing and stress free kids .. I am willing to pay you FOUR THOUSAND US DOLLARS monthly for looking after Mailard and myself when I’m home..what i need is a Honest and God fearing person.PLEASE CONTACT ME ONLY email@example.com
REGARDS Dr Jessica Parker
Email: olou depo [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Good morning Sir/Madam
It is with a great pleasure that I’m writing this to you.
Therefore after having deeply reflected on the business field I’d like you to be my business partner based on faithful collaboration because I’m looking forward to investing in any business fields in economically and politically stable countries in which foreign investors are protected and secured by economic laws and regulations.
Taking into account all these features, i respectfully step towards you to ask for sincere and faithful collaboration in any flourishing fields of activities in the private sector.Please would you agree to this opportunity that i kindly offer you? Or do you have anything to suggest to me on this stand?
I’m thereon available to finance any private company abiding with these features:
1-My fund (Money) injection in lucrative (Money rising) activity.
2-A fair and secured management of our common profit
3-If the listed conditions meet your faithful in sincere agreement; please let me know without any delay.
Awaiting your prompt reply, please have my sincere greetings.
NB: for any further information please contact me very soon.
En effet, je suis investisseur privé basé à Cotonou (République du Bénin) en Afrique de l’Ouest
J’ai l’ambition légitime d’investir dans tous les domaines d’affaires et dans les pays économiquement et politiquement stables et dont les lois et les règlements protègent et sécurisent les investisseurs étrangers c’est pour toutes ces considérations que je viens respectueusement solliciter votre franche et Sincère collaboration dans le cadre de toutes Activités rentables du secteur privé.
Accepteriez-vous ma collaboration dont je vous offre l’opportunité. Avez-vous des recommandations à me faire ? Je suis dès lors disposé à financer toute entreprise privée répondant à des critères
-1 Le placement de mes fonds en
-2 la sauvegarde d’un commun profit
-3 si ces critères ci- dessus énumérés rencontrent votre parfaite et sincère adhésion, je serai ravi de connaître sans délai votre décision. Informations relatives à ses activités, ses expériences
professionnelles éventuelles en matière d’affaires.
Pour plus d’amples de compréhension, veuillez bien me donner votre numéro de téléphone direct dans votre réponse afin de pouvoir vous contactez.
Dans l’espoir d’une suite attrayante, je vous prie de croire l’expression de mes sentiments profonds à travers une parfaite et sincère collaboration.
Email: Faith Attah [email@example.com]
FROM Ms Faith Titi Attah
I wish you and your family happy moments of life now and forever more amen.Please, I do not have formal relationship with you but because of my present predicament and circumstancies I am made to contact you.I have been suffering from cancer of the Lungs and has a short life to leave.I have up my mind to donate my inheritance of 11.5 million USD to the less reviledged please help me to fulfil my last wish.please contact me to my Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Faith Titi Attah
British Olympics Email Promotion [email@example.com]
British paralympics 2012
We are pleased to inform you that your email has won the Internet Promotional Draws. All email addresses entered for this promotional draws were randomly inputted from an internet resource database using the Synchronized Random Selection System (SRSS).
Your email address was selected in the Category A with Code: LY875577/UK and Special Ticket: LY58212/2011-12, and this qualifies you to be the recipient of the grand prize award sum of Two million, five hundred thousand united States dollars.
The payout of this cash prize to you will be subject to the final validations and satisfactory report that you are the authentic owner of the winning email address. In line with the governing rules of claim, you are required to establish contact with your designated claims agent via email or telephone with the particulars below:
Enquiry officer: Mr Joshua Angelo
Phone: +447 424 642 438
You are advised to immediately establish contact with the Enquiry Officer via the e-mail address above with the information’s necessary: Name: Address: Phone: Cell Phone: Email: Alternative Email: Occupation: and Special Ticket:
Failure to complete the claims of your cash prize after 14 days of this notice will result in the revision of award. Hence, you should commence your claims process immediately, by contacting the claims agent (Mr Joshua Angelo) who would be guiding you through the Claims process.
N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the Winners will result to disqualification, You are to immediately contact your claims officer with this email (firstname.lastname@example.org) This information is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other us of, or taking of any action in reliance upon this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited.
From email: ROBERT S. MUELLER email@example.com
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Counter-terrorism Division and Cyber Crime Division J. Edgar. Hoover Building Washington DC ROBERT S. MUELLER,
Records show that you are among one of the individuals and organizations who are yet to receive their overdue payment from overseas which includes those of Lottery/Gambling,Contract and Inheritance. Through our Fraud Monitory Unit we have noticed that you have been transacting with some impostors and fraudsters who have been impersonating the likes of Prof. Soludo/Mr.Lamido Sanusi of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Aziza, Bode Williams, Frank, Anderson, none officials of Oceanic Bank, Zenith Banks, Kelvin Young of HSBC, Ben of FedEx, Ibrahim Sule, Dr. Usman Shamsuddeen and some impostors claiming to be The Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Cyber Crime Division of the FBI gathered information from the Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) on how some people have lost outrageous sums of money to these impostors. As a result of this, we hereby advise you to stop communication with any one not referred to you by us. We have negotiated with the Federal Ministry of Finance that your payment totaling $5,900,000.00(Five Million Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars). will be released to you via a custom pin based ATM card with a maximum withdrawal limit of $15,000 a day which is powered by Visa Card and can be used anywhere in the world where you see a Visa Card Logo on the Automatic Teller Machine (ATM).
We guarantee receipt of your payment. This is as a result of the mandate from US Government to make sure all debts owed to citizens of American and also Asia and Europe which includes Inheritance, Contract, Gambling/Lottery etc are been cleared. Below are few list of tracking numbers you can track from Delivery Company website to confirm people like you who have received their payment successfully.
To redeem your funds, you are hereby advised to contact the ATM Card Center via email for their requirement to proceed and procure your Approval of Payment Warrant and Endorsement of your ATM Release Order on your behalf which will cost you $200 Usd only and nothing more as everything else has been taken care of by the Federal Government including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $200.00 only.
Lord Ruben (ATM Card Center Director)
Central Bank of Nigeria
Central Business District,
Cad astral Zone, federal
ATM Card Center Director Lord Ruben
Do contact Lord Ruben of the ATM Card Center via his contact details above and furnish him with your details as listed below:
FULL NAMES: __________________________________
DELIVERY ADDRESS FOR ATM CARD: __________________
DATE OF BIRTH: __________________
TELEPHONE NUMBER: _____________________
EMAIL ADDRESS: _____________________
On contacting him with your details your file would be updated and he will be sending you the payment information in which you will use in making payment of $200.00 via MoneyGram or Western Union Money Transfer for the procurement of your Approval of Payment Warrant and Endorsement of your ATM Release Order, after which the delivery of your ATM card will be effected to your designated home address without any further delay, extra fee.
ROBERT S. MUELLER,
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
Note: Disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your ATM card, you are hereby advice only to be in contact with Lord Ruben of the ATM card center who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your payment and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon it immediately. Help stop cyber crime
From: Barrister Augustine Dinga <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Address: 2nd Floor, Ned bank Place,
35 Sauer Street, Johannesburg,
Republic Of South Africa.
Direct Telephone: +27787004077
CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL
It is with trust and sincerity that I approach you for assistance to transfer some funds into your bank account. Please do accept my apology if my mail infringes on your personal ethics. My name is Augustine Dinga, a Private Lawyer based here in Johannesburg South Africa. Honestly it will be my humble pleasure if we can work together.
I would like you to act as the next of kin to my deceased client Mr. Andreas Schranner, a German citizen who made a deposit of $23.5 million only with a Bank here in Johannesburg few years back. He died in a plane crash with his immediate family in a plane crash without any registered next of kin and as such the funds now have an open beneficiary mandate with a Bank, This means that any person from your country can act as the next of kin of the deceased person for claiming the inheritance funds without any risk involved.
Moreso,I have received official letter from the bank suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of the Fund in line with existing laws by the bank in which my client deposited the sum of $23.5 Million Dollars . According to the Government Law as provided in section 129 sub 63(N), South African Banking Edit of 1961 at the expiration of 11 years the fund will revert to the ownership of the South African Government, if nobody applies to claim the fund.
My proposition to you is to present you to the bank as the Next of kin and beneficiary of my deceased client so that the bank will pay this $23.5 million to you so that we can share the amount on a mutually agreed percentage of 60% for me 40% for you.
All legal documents to back up your claim as the deceased Next of Kin will be provided by me. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee you that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.
If you are interested in this transactions, Please do let me know immediately so that I can give you comprehensive details on how to proceed.
Barrister Augustine Dinga
Direct Telephone: +27787004077
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