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Fraud email example:
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 19:07:09 +0200
Subject: SOLICITY FOR BUSINESS AND PARTNERSHIP
SOLICITY FOR BUSINESS AND PARTNERSHIP
Dear: Sir/ Madam
My name is Mr Willian Anderson, chairman of contract award and monitoring
committee of the ministry of industry and international trade development
,my duty as empowered by the Mauritius government is to provide the basic
amenities, social recreational activities in urban and rural areas.
This program includes assistance to deprived local communities and to
co-ordinate projects and development at the national level, furthermore,
from this projects we have been able to secured some Reasonable amount of
u.s.$21.8(Twenty one million eight hundred thousand US. dollars only)as
commission from various contractors resulting from over invoicing ,hence
all the necessary approvals has been completed.
These approved fundS was packaged and dispatched through a security
company for onward delivery to its Destination in Europe.
These fundS was first deposited into a security vault before we arrange
for its movement to Europe through diplomatic channel using decoy purportingthat
the fund belongs to an expatriate/company. As we are government officials,
we are not allowed to operate foreign bank account.
Hence we need you to stand as the beneficiary and claim the
fund on our behalf from the security company.
Presently I am now in Europe to search for a reliable person/company of
high integrity /dignity and one with conscience who will claim this fund
on our behalf as the beneficiary , and we have agreed to give you 25% of
the total sum as commission for your Assistance/ effort and 5% will be used
to settle every expenses incurred, we will use 70%to invest under your recommendation
and guide and go into joint venture business with you . I would greatly
appreciate your assistance . I look forward to your response as soon as
Reply to: Williananderson2@netscape.net
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