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GOOD DAY TO YOU MY DEAR, HOW ARE YOU TODAY?
mr.wilsonkabore@gmail.com


Scam Email received June 28, 2018 from kingmon353@yahoo.com

mr.wilsonkabore@gmail.com
mr.wilsonkabore@gmail.com
Email From:

kingmon353@yahoo.com

Subject:

GOOD DAY TO YOU MY DEAR, HOW ARE YOU TODAY?

Other emails used:

mr.wilsonkabore@gmail.com, mr.wilsonkabore@gmail.com

Email Subject:

GOOD DAY TO YOU MY DEAR, HOW ARE YOU TODAY?


GOOD DAY TO YOU MY DEAR, HOW ARE YOU TODAY? – mr.wilsonkabore@gmail.com


From: Mr. Wilson Kabore, Manager: Audit and Accounts. Islamic Development Bank, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Dear Friend, Good day to you, I am the above mentioned person with said office position. I&m contacting you in respect of a business deal which I intend to carry out with a deal-minded foreigner. There is an account here in our bank with a credit balance of twenty one million united state dollars, US$21.million. As I talk to you now, this said account is without a beneficiary or heir. This means that the money presently does not belong to anybody. I have explored all options and decided to execute this deal with a foreigner who can strike the deal with me by receiving this huge amount of money in his/her foreign bank account and take 40% of it. I will send you more details about this deal and the procedures to follow when I receive a positive response from you. Please get back to me on my private E-mail (mr.wilsonkabore@gmail.com). Warmest regards, Mr. Wilson Kabore.This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus mr.wilsonkabore@gmail.com

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