Scam Email received June 28, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello – email@example.com
Good day,I have a business proposal which I would like to discuss with youconfidentially.I assisted a certain (Libyan) General by name (Mohammed HadiyaAl-Feitouri) to secure certain amount of his funds here in the UK, thegeneral who was later involved in the Libyan Crisis which claimed hislife along the line.I assisted him to deposited the funds with a Chinese name and theamount is a total of US$75,000,000.00 (Seventy-Five Million UnitedStates Dollars).The bank manager where the funds was kept is aware of the deal and hasagreed with me for us to nominate you as the beneficiary of the fundssince no one will ever come for the money because no next of kin waswritten in any document with the bank and the vault is a privatevault.If you accept to receive the funds as the beneficiary you will begiven US$20,000,000.00 (Twenty Million United States Dollars) and thebank manager and I will share the remaining.This transfer is 100% risk free having done all the underground workslocally for the smooth transfer of the fund into your bank accountwithin the shortest period as the bank manager of the bank holding thefund is directly involved. I advised that you should keep thistransaction a top secret and rest all correspondence to e-mail orphone only for confidential reason.To enable me start the process and remittance of the fund into yourbank account successfully within 10 banking days, I need the followinginformation from you by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgINDIVIDUAL NAME.. .COMPANY NAME.. .MOBILE NUMBER ..OFFICE NUMBER ..FAX NUMBER ..RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS.. COMPANY ADDRESS.. .PERSONAL EMAIL. COMPANY EMAIL. .I will hope for your co-operation.Sincerely Yours,Robert Daniel. email@example.com
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