Scam Email received July 9, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hello Sir, I crave your indulgence to introduce my self to you i am Nelly Mbogo from Kenya, i am married to late David Amok a successful business from South Sudan.I seek your permission to bring you in to what i go through here with my brother in laws with the intention of seeking for your help to come out of it.As i communicate you i am asking for your cooperation and your assistance to relocate to your country, due to the treatment my late husband family meant to me by taking away all the physical wealth and properties my late husband left for me and my two children because i did not have a male child for him and down here they believe if you don&t have a male child who will take after you your family linage will be closed and your surviving siblings will share your belongings and i refused them with their evil thoughts because i wedded with my husband. They have taken virtually all the properties and still forcing me to release all his banking papers or i face there anger. I have met with the security and judiciary dept and all the things they were asking me to release was ruled in my favor as i am writing you now i am in a hot position because i cannot leave without transferring all the funds my late husband lodged in a bank here to any bank you will present to me.On this note i am seeking for your cooperation to stand as the receiver of the funds as my late husband partner in business so that i can leave here with my children to you for investment of the funds.I will update you on the way forward if you accept my hands in business and friendship. Also i will let you know the deposit value and the bank where the funds is deposited. I am eagerly waiting to read from you. Yours Sincerely,Rebecca James,For,Nelly Mbogo Amok. REPLY TO:firstname.lastname@example.org | | Virus-free. www.avast.com | email@example.com
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