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Fraud email example:
From: "Roland Kelvin" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 08:54:32 -0600
Subject: Treat As Urgent..
How are you doing. Hope you have not forgotten me, I am Dr/Mr.Roland Kelvin, the man from Nigeria who contacted you some time ago to assist me secure the release of some money accrued from the over invoicing of a contract/inheritance that was awarded by my government some time ago during the militry regime.
Though you were not able to asist me conclude the transaction, I'm
happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds
transffered under the assistance and cooperation of a new partner
from Brazil.Presently i'm in South Korea for investment projects
with my own share of the total sum. meanwhile, i didn't forget your
past efforts and attempts to assit me in transffering those funds, I
made sure you are not left out the benefit of the transaction hence
I kept aside for you sum of Ten Million United State Dollar($ 10,000000,00.) draft. I and my new partner agreed to compensate you with that amount for all your past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter. I appreciated your efforts at that time very much,so feel free and get in touch with my secretary Mr.Kelechi Michael and instruct him on how to send the Bank draft to you.
Please do let me know immediately you receive the Draft so that we
can share the joy together after all the sufferness at that time. In
the moment, i'm very busy here because of the investment projects
which me and my partner are having at hand, finally,remember that i had left instruction to my secretary so as soon as you contact him, he will send the Draft to you,so feel free to get intouch with MY SECETARY NOW.
Below is the contact of my secetary:
With best regards,