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Subject: Greetings!

From: kurotaku800 @ On Behalf Of Maria Coetzee


I know that this letter may be a very big surprise to you, but please consider it a divine wish and accept it with a deep sense of humility. I am giving you my trust and wish you will give me back the trust i have given you. I believe that you will be Honest to fulfil my final wish before I will die.

I am Maria Coetzee Laurent From Namibia in southern Africa. I currently undergoing medical treatment here Cote d'Ivoire, I am 49 years old, I am suffering from a long time Cancer of the breast. From all indication my condition is really deteriorating, and my Doctors have courageously advised me that I may not live beyond next month, this is Because the cancer stage has reached a critical stage.I was brought up in a Motherless baby?s home, and was married to my late husband for twenty years Without a child. My husband and I are true Christians, but quite unfortunately, he Died in a fatal motor accident.

Since his death I decided not to re-marry, my late husband Deposited the sum of $6. 650, 000.00 US Dollars with a bank of abidjan. Presently, this Money is still in bank custody, and the management just wrote me as the legitimate Depositor to inform me of the maturity date of my deposit or rather issue a letter of Authorization to somebody to receive it on my behalf since I can not come over as a Result of my illness, or they get it confiscated.

It is my last wish to see that this money is been invested into a very good LUCRATIVE VENTURE of your choice that will be giving out proceeds to be distributed each year Among the charity organization, the poor and the motherless baby's, orphanage Homes and widows around. I must let you know that this was a very hard decision, But I had to take a bold step towards this issue because I have no further option.

Please send me your details request by my bank if you are interested to handle this project.

(1) Real Names
(2) Phone/Fax numbers
(3) Occupation
(4) Residence address.
(6) Passport or ID card

I hope you will help me see that my last wishes come true.

Yours sister

Mrs. Maria Coetzee Laurent.

Subject: $5M to you

From: Gaspard, Nicholas

Your email account has won $5million For more details ( L-B139057 @ )

Subject: Missed voicemessage 10:09PM

From: eells @

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Subject: I am willing to Invest in your country

From: Miss Grace Apan [nadecoul @]

I am willing to Invest in your country

Dear Sir/ma,

I am seeking your assistance in helping me make a research and feasibility study on areas I could invest on as am willing to invest my Twelve million, five hundred thousand United State Dollars. USD ($12,500,000) in your country at the same time be my business partner kindly indicate your interest by contact me back for more details

Watling & Regards.


Subject: Important Westpac Secure BankMail

From: Bank | Westpac New Zealand [enquiry @]

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From: DR.GOODFREY THOMSON [scanner @]



E-mail:goodfreythomson @
Director, Project Implementation

Image of the attachment asking recipients to join in a business relationship and look after $45.7m in funds


From: ando4732 @ On Behalf Of Mr Mzongo komi


Confidential Business Proposal!!

My name is Mr KOMI ZONGO the manager of Auditing and Account Department in Bank Ouagadougou Burkina Faso. I Hope that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that I am about to repose on you for the mutual benefit of our both families.

I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ($25.5) million to your account within 11 or 15 banking days. This Money has been dormant for years in our Bank without claim. I want the Bank to release the money to you as the nearest person to our deceased Customer (the owner of the account) died along with his supposed next Of kin in an air crash since July 2003.I don’t want the money to go into our Bank treasurer as an abandoned Fund. So this is the reason why I contacted you so that the bank can Release the money to you as the next of kin to the deceased customer.( Mr. Morris Thompson) Please I would like you to keep This proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested.

Here is the sharing ratio; you will get 50% as your share, while I get 50% for me. If you can help me, please contact me immediately with the required

Information listed below:
Your Full Names......................... ......
Phone Number .............................. ...
Your sex....................................
Age........................... ................
Occupation.................... ................
Country ................


Subject: Notification!!

From: CBT [infointr @]

Dear Sir/Madam

This is to notify you that during the auditing and closing of all financial records of the central bank of Thailand (CBT) it was discovered from the records of outstanding foreign beneficiaries due for payment with The Government Office. However, I wish to let you know that Your name came out as the next on the list of those who will receive their Long -awaited fund for the year 2015.

Furthermore,I wish to officially notify you that your payment is being processed and will be released to you as soon as you respond to this letter.Kindly re-confirm the information below to enable this office Proceed and finalize your fund remittance without further delays.

Furnish us with the information bellow:
4. AGE

As soon as the above information are received, your funds which is at the tune of $10,000,000,00 will be transferred to you through our online global wire transfer or through our bank delivery payment system.

Awaiting your urgent response to this official Notification.


Subject: FYI

From: chekhala @

Warm Greetings,

Please refer attached scanned report for your urgent attention and action. Kindly acknowledge email receipt.



From: Mr. Mark Andre Dezmal [aa11 @]

To Whom It May Concern

I write from CL Financial Limited", a premier Financial and Investment Company with a holding company for a diverse Group of Companies, Associates and Subsidiaries, in Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean Region, and beyond. I am the Investment Portfolio Manager of CL Financial Limited.

During one of our recent Group Investment Tours to some African Countries, I have the opportunity to meet with an Investor with sensitive Political background who wants to invest his personal acquired funds outside African Continent for security reasons. The Investor wants the said funds to be invested outside my Organization to avoid security risk. Therefore if you have the professional experience to handle high volumes of funds in various fields of low risk investments with good and excellent Returns on Investment (ROI), you are by this this message advised to respond with your CV and/or Personal Profile so we can discuss further if you are interested.

Yours Regards,
Mark Andre Dezmal, CFC, FIE.
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Subject: Partnership Co-operation!!

From: Ms. Evelyn Lai [lai @]


I am Ms. Evelyn Lai I work with the Bank of China (Hong Kong) as an Investment Manager Also Member of the Audit Committee and Member of Strategic Development Committee bank of china.I got your email account while searching for a business oriented personality in my private study in the internet. I am in need of your assistance just for one reason in a Business Deal were i want you to act as a beneficiary and next-of-kin to a large amount of money.

please i will like you to get back to me via my private email address: evelyn.lai1979 @ for briefing.

Hope To Hear Back From You.

Ms. Evelyn Lai


From: RUSS MARCH [russmarchrm @]


Genuine opportunity for both of us. I am a retired staff of Wells Fago bank USA. I was the account officer to late Libya Dictator Muammar Gaddafi. He had a confidential oil business partner here in America that frequently sends funds to his secret account in our branch, I will then transfer the funds to his bank account in his country Libya upon his instructions.

While war was going on in his country, the sum of Sixty Eight Million Dollars ($68,000,000.00) was transferred to his secret account by the oil business partner shortly before his death in October 20, 2011, the funds have been intact in the account since then till date and no one (I EMPHASIZE NO ONE) is aware of the actual owner of the funds except me because the account is not established in his name but in a company name and I have full knowledge of how to peacefully claim the funds from the bank. However his business partner believed the funds was remitted to his account in his country before his death.

Therefore I want the fund transfer out of the Wells Fargo bank account to your bank account. This will be done legitimately. My dear friend, this is risk free life time opportunity we must get hold of. You will receive the funds safe and sound in your bank account and we shall share it 50/50.

Kindly indicate your telephone number in your reply. REPLY IMMEDIATELY.

Russell March.

Subject: God bless you very much my dear

From: gloryhull001 @ On Behalf Of mrs. helen baines

Hello my dear, please how ever strange or surprising this offer may seem to you please give it a chance,

My name is Mrs. Helen Baines Johnson from France and I am very sorry for the attachment, I am a 62 years old woman. I was married to late Mr. Baines Johnson who is my husband, and also one of the best contractors here in France, he was also a seasoned contractor in Ivory Coast but He was assassinated to death by unknown gun men on 11th April 2015 while he was on his business contract in Ivory Coast.

My late husband and I were married for many years without a child of our own and after his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home. As I speak to you, I have been diagnosed with congested heart failure, of which the doctors have confirmed and told me that I would not live long. After my husband passed away last year, I realized he deposited a huge sum of money with one of the Security Company there in Ivory Coast.

The money that was deposited in the Security company was a total of (6.500.000.00 USD) as I write to you, I feel that the money in the Security company would be a waste if I die and that is why I have come to a conclusion of donating the money out to the less privilege and also the mother less babies home.

My husband's brother is an addicted smoker and drinker who spend his money on expensive drinks and unnecessary things so I do not wish for him to have any of the money which my husband worked so hard for all his life, Please my dear friend I have come to you to help me carry out this last wish of mine earth because I am too weak to move about and also have been confined to a wheel chair in my home in France due to the state of my health and so I can't travel all the way from here.

It is true that I don't know you, but I have been directed by God to do this. If you wish to help me, write back to me at your earliest convenience so that I would direct you on how to contact the Security Company for the transfer of the funds to you in whichever way you may wish to nominate for this purpose. Please send me your name, address, occupation, age, sex, marital status and contact telephone numbers to enable me forward it to the security company for the release of the fund to your custody. I will give you my late husbands lawyer contact information in Ivory Coast because my late husband went with him to deposit the money to the security company there so he will guide you on how to contact the security company, I am giving you his information because I may not be able to carry this out myself because I am weak less privileged talk or write much.

I await your urgent respond,

Thanks for your kindness and God Bless you,

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Helen Baines Johnson.

Subject: Good Day!! (recipients name removed)

Halim Bin Said <chamber_halimsaid @>

NO. 25-28, 2ND FLOOR

I am Barrister Halim Bin Said, A legal Practitioner with Tam & Associates No. 25-28 2nd Floor Bangunan Lembaga Padi Jalan Tunku Ibrahim 5000 Alor Setar Kedah Malaysia.

I saw your Profile and contacts and Decided That You Could Cooperate with me in this Proposition.

I have a client, who died as a result of heart-related conditions on the 22nd December 2014. His heart was Conditions Due to the Death of his members Family Malaysian Airlines flight MH17,in eastern Ukraine, close to the border with Russia, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was travelling over the conflict-hit region on 17 July 2014 when it disappeared from radar.on 17 July 2014,after being shot down, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board all number of deaths: 298 peoples on board.

Here is the link Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 http ://www .bbc .com/news/world-europe-28357880

I contacted you to Assist in getting the funds left Behind by my customer before it is confiscated gold Declared unserviceable by the Bank Where this Deposit valued at 15.5 million United States Dollars. The Bank has a Notice Issued me to contact the next of Kin, or the account will Be Confiscated.

My suggestion to you is to seek your consent to present you as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of my late client, since Both of you-have the same last name, so That the Proceeds of this account can be paid to you thereafter we can share the Mutually Agreed Amount was-upon percentage of 50% to me and 50% to your kind Self.

All legal documentation to back up your claim as my late Client's next-of-Kin Will Be Provided. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through.

This Will Be Executed Under A Legitimate Arrangement That Will protect you from Any Breach of the Law.

I must use this Opportunity to implore you to exercise the Utmost Indulgence to Keep Confidential Extraordinary this matter, whatever is your Decision, while I await your response Prompt.

I Will like you to Acknowledge the receipt of this email; as soon as Possible, to Indicate your Interest.

Best Regards,
Barrister Halim Bin Said,
(Senior Advocate/Solicitor)

Subject: Reply: Notification

From: AB Bulelani Law Firm [info.intlinvest @]

Hello Friend,

My name is Albert Brown, an attorney with area of interest in litigation to contract tenders, awards and retainership in South Africa. Each year we work with more than 100 to 200 tenders from companies around the world and offer them a chance to execute a contract here in South Africa.

I have a very vital information about Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban - South Africa built during the 2010 FIFA World Cup that might interest your person. I was in the panel of judges for the 2010 world cup stadium rebuilding, I need a trustworthy and committed business person to work with me as the foreign partner in the actualization of this project which will be of mutual benefit to both parties. Full details /modalities will be disclosed on your expression of Interest to partner with me. I can be reached directly on: (albertbrownbulelani @

Thanks for your anticipated corporation.

Albert Brown Bulelani
Business Consultant
AB Bulelani Law Firm
Durban - South Africa.

Subject: System Administrator

From: 2016 update [guimart @]

Dear User!

This is to inform you that our web mail Admin Server is currently congested, and your Mailbox is out of date. We are currently deleting all inactive accounts so please confirm that your e-mail account is still active by updating your current and by clicking this link http ://vodafone-co-nz .jimdo .com/

System Administrator.

Subject: Hello From Majid Al Futtaim!!

From: Mr Majid Al Futtaim [majidalfuttam31 @]

As-salam Sir,

Regarding to possible investment, I wish to bring to your notice my interest to partner with you on any great investment business opportunity .

Please kindly furnish me with any business details and a proposal for a Joint venture partnership with you. Looking forward to going into good business relationship with you. May the peace of Almighty Allah be with you.

Majid Al Futtaim


From: MOHD [m.fleischer @]


i know this message will come as a suprise to you,my name is mr nikola ramutu,i have some cash in the secueity company in dubai,i need your details to transfer the funds as the beneficiary,the total amount is $25,000,000,00, i will conect you with my financial consultant to work with if you are interested,we shall shear the funds 60/40 %.WE CAN ALSO HAVE MEETING IN DUBAI IF YOU ARE INTERESTED

FULL NAME,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
CELL PHONE NUMBER.................

nikola ramutu
call + 2349053501003

Subject: (blank)

From: Google Corporation?

Google Corporation®
123 Buckingham Palace Road
London SW1W 9SH United Kingdom
Lottery Award Notification
Ref No: GFSP/ 4877/7782/2015
Batch: GFSP/977/GPWIN/UK


It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the following official publication of result of the E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes Organized by Google in conjunction with the foundation for the Promotion of Software Products, (F.P.S) held this January, 2016 here in London, United Kingdom. Google earns its profit mainly from advertising its products and services, using their very own Google Search Engine, Gmail, Gala-mail, Sify E-mail service, Google Maps, Google Apps, Orkut social networking and You Tube video sharing, which are all offered to the public for free.

We wish to congratulate you once again, for being among the Twelve (12) selected winners in the ongoing E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes. Hence we do believe with your prize, you will continue to be active in your patronage to Google and its products. A Bank Cheque has been issued in your favor, hence you have won for yourself the sum of ?950,000.00 (Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling), One Google Nexus 10 Tablet and also you have been enlisted as one of the Google Ambassadors for one whole Year.

To claim your reward, please contact our Foreign Payment officer below by neatly filling the verification and funds release form below, as your payment will be released and arranged by our United Kingdom Office.

1. Your Contact Address:
2. Your Contact telephone/Mobile Number:
3. Your Nationality/Country:
4. Your full Names:
5. Your Occupation:
6. Your Age & Gender:
7. Your Marital Status:
8. Your Private E-mail Address (es):
9. Have You Ever Won An Online Lottery?
10. How Do You Feel As A Winner?
11. Your Preferred Mode of Prize Remittance from the options below:
(a). Cash Pick-Up (You as the Beneficiary coming Down to UK to Receive your Award Personally, this option is available only to British Citizens and residents).
(b). Courier Delivery of your certified winning cheque in your name and other Winning Documents safely to you.
(c). Bank to bank transfer to any of your account of your choice round the world.

Contact our Foreign Payment Bureau officer with the details below.
Dr David Drummond
Office E-mail: office @
E-mail: daviddrummond @

Note: You can either fill your claims verification form by printing and manually filling out the requested details or you can fill directly on e-mail or provide the details on Microsoft Word.

NOTE!!! For Security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims are processed and your money remitted to you. This is part of our precautionary measures to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this Program by some Unscrupulous elements. Please be WARNED!!!!

Congratulations from the Staffs & Members of Google Board Commission.

MD. Matt Brittin
Chairman of Board and Managing Director
Google United Kingdom
Larry Page
Co-Founder & CEO
Google Incorporation®
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Subject: GLOBAL WORLD SUMMIT 2016...

From: GWA Committee [admin @]

Dear Sir/Madame,

On behalf of Global Women's Affairs (GWA), It is a great privilege for us to invite you on World Congress focus On Women Rights, Human Trafficking And Well-being Of Girls And women. Scheduled to take place from [February 29th to March 4th, United States and Senegal from March 7th-11th 2016].

The 2016 World Congress will bring together world leaders, advocates, policymakers, journalists, young people, researchers and leaders of the private sector and civil society to showcase what it means and how it works when women and girls become the focus of development efforts. For more for details requirement for your Visa and registration, Please contact the secretariat office via Email: [gwa2016secretariat @ and gwa2016secretariat @].

The sponsors of the event will cover the cost registration and delegates are entitle to a free United States Visa arrangements by the Organizing Committee. That will include your transportation, feeding, round trip air tickets to both events etc... Delegates will only be responsible for their own hotel accommodation in Dakar, Senegal were the second phase of the event will take place.

Best Regards,
(Gwa) Women's Organizing Committee

From: Adu K.Yaya [barbabubaecobnk00 @]

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am Adu K.Yaya, consultant and of African descent but based here in the U.K.I am contacting you after painstaking searching exercise to confirm that you have the reputation and capacity to handle the task ahead.

We are in search of a reputable person or company to do a partnership with.Your current job or area of specialization does not really matter.I am currently working for a senior government official who is a top official of Petroleum Resources in Ivory Coast.The country is not very rich in crude but has a functional deep sea port and Refinery unlike other West African countries.These two advantages made the country very important and strategic in importation and distribution of petroleum products in the sub-region moreso when the region depends so much on imported refined products.

These products usually come in numerous very big vessels and other countries in the region does not have deep ports to berth such vessels in their countries.Inevitably,they use smaller vessels to transfer the products from the mother- vessel from our port to their ports en route Tank farms for distribution.

Now,here is the area of partnership.The ministry pays so much for the transhipment of these products hence the official desires to get involved in a private capacity by proxy.Your role here will be to Incorporate a company and Register same with the ministry in accordance with the laid down rules of foreign companies engaging in commercial activities in Ivory Coast .Once that is done,the official will provide $100m to procure medium size vessels (7-10) in your company's name for the contract.

However,we are proposing a 30% commission for you from what is accumulated as profit.The anticipated monthly profit is in the region of usd 10-15m.

Please confirm your interest for further details.

Yours faithfully,
Adu K.Yaya


From: National Youth Rights Organization [evelen.bukason @]

Dear Sir/Madam,

The 2016 Conference Committee would like to cordially invite you to attend the 2016 National Youth Rights Organization (NYRO) here in United States and Cotonou-Benin Republic, the International global event on Human Trafficking, Prostitution, Sex Worker, and Child Abuse, taking place from 25th to 28th of February 2016 in George R. Brown Convention Center, Located at 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010, United States of America) While the second segment in Cotonou-Benin Republic, shall commence on the 2nd of March 2016 and end on the 5th of March 2016 at leberte hall de sengore Cotonou-Benin Republic.

The organizing committee is responsible for accommodation and all visa arrangements to the United States, and free economic air round trip tickets. Registration is open and free to all interested participants. Hotel accommodation booking costs will be your own responsibility in Cotonou-Benin Republic there in West Africa. The interested participants are to contact the Secretary Office directly Mrs. Linda Hamilton via email: (lindahamilton19741 @

We look forward to see you there

Warm Regards,
Miss. Evelyn Bukason
Human Right Activist Department (NYRO)

Subject: E-mail Protection

From: Email Verification Support [hojfgd @]

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From: Commercial Bank [info @]

From the Desk of: Peter IKE EKEH

I wish to seek your assistance for the transfer of US$40M depository made by a foreign investor for an investment programme that has remained dormant for years now. I discovered that the account holder died in plane crash without making a WILL on the depository.

This money cannot be approved to a local bank account holder, but can only be approved to a foreigner. If you will stand as next of kin to the fund, it will be shared 50%/50%, As this is a TWO-man business deal transaction.

I shall provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. I need your assistance and co-operation to this reality as I have done my Home-work and fine tune the best way to create you as the beneficiary of the fund. My position as the branch manager of the bank will be used to advance this deal.

I will like you to provide immediately your full Names and Address, Date of Birth, Occupation, Tel & Fax Numbers so that an Attorney will be able to prepare the necessary documents and affidavit which will put you in place as the next of kin. The Attorney will draft and carry out the notarization of the WILL and also obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favor for the claim.

I will appreciate your early reply for commencement of business. Contact me for acknowledgment by E-mail and whereby you are not interested; please indicate in your reply so that I can seek for the assistance of someone else.

If this proposal is acceptable by you, I expect that you will not take undue advantage of the trust I Will bestow in you. I await your urgent response.Do reply; me thru this e-mail commercialbkk @ I await your urgent response.

Thanks with great regards.
Reply me thru this e-mail "commercialbkk @"
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Subject: URGENT: Additional Verification Requires

From: Westpac New Zealand Limited [enquiries @]

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Subject: New ANZ Secure BankMail is waiting (KMM16549641V67766L0KM)

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