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Fraud email example:
From: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 08:29:17 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: Please Treat As Urgent
Hello My Dear
My name is Gambo Laraba, I am interested in establishing and operating a very viable business as a means of investment abroad. I do not know too well on how this is done in your country, So i will need you to help me in this regard.
My preference is any viable business ideas of high profit yeilds in your country that you can recommend. I will also need you to help me to look for properties like homes and lands for sale as i am proposing to invest the sum of Thirty Two Million United States Dollars $32,000,000 USD) for this. I do not know if you can and will be of help to me.
For a brief on my personality; I was a Federal Paymaster for the Nigeria Army for 29 years, i had worked majorly under the military regimes before my retirement precisely in May 2002. Now, i am into private local shipping but Business is not moving too well and things are crumbling. The Economy here is bad and above all, the governments are too
inquisitive. I am 59 years of age, married with a wife; 3 lovely kids; I do hope that now you know a little about me, so would i want to know about your humble self.
My need for this business proposition and to acquire these properties is very urgent as i am planing to move out of my country with my family down to your country. I want you to also help in finding a good home where my family and i will live in.Please i expect your good and prompt reply so that we can proceed swiftly. I will need your phone and fax numbers for easier communication with you if i am unable to access my emails.Please reply via my private email : email@example.com
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