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Fraud email example:
From: sgt.f.bakker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 17:45:27 +0300
Subject: re : $4.8 million to be save to your name as the receiver ..
From Sgt Ferry Bakker
Good Day, I hope my email meets you well.
I am in need of your assistance. My name is Sgt Ferry Bakker, Jr. I am in the Engineering military unit here in Ba'qubah in Iraq as a messenger; we have about $4.8 Million US dollars (four million eight hundred thousand usdollas) that we want to move out of the country. I need a good partner someone we can trust. It is oil money and legal. But we are moving it through diplomatic means, to send it out from here completely using diplomatic courier service with the help the finance firm where it is presently deposited.
The most important thing is that can we trust you? Once the funds get to you, you take your 30% out and keep our own 70%. Your own part of this deal is to find a safe place where the funds can be sent to. Our own part is sending it to you. If you are interested I will furnish you with more details. But the whole process is simple and we must keep a low profile at all times.
The fund at present is under the custody of a finance company security vault. I want a straight answer from you if you will be interested to make this deal successful for us; you respond and send to me your name, address and phone number. I look forward to your reply and co-operation, and I thank you in advance as I anticipate your co-operation. If you are interested pls send you contact info. and address.
reply me at: email@example.com
Sgt Ferry Bakker. Tel. 0088 216 21445091.satelite no.