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Fraud email example:
From: FROM JIM SIMIR <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 15:29:06 +0100
Haven found you listed in the World Trade Centre Chambers of Commerce directory
of my country when i was searching for a reputable business partner who can
project for me, I find it pleasurable to offer you my partnership in a benefitting
business proposal that will change your life for best.
I am contacting you regarding a brief for the Investment of fourty Five Million
Dollars (US$ 45,000,000:00) in your country, as I presently have a client
who is interested in investing in your country, but haven never done business
in your country before. I find it imperative to solicit for a partnership.
Hence upon receipt of this letter, I implore you to kindly respond and let
me know how possible it is to work with you in mutual partnership under the
1. My client's fund is held in cash.
2. My client is willing to invest immediately.
3. My client will pay you a commission of 15% of the investment fund for
logistics and protocols.
4. My client desires absolute confidentiality in the handling and management
of this brief.
I must draw your attention to the fact that I have kept the information's
herein this letter stated brief; as I do not know if you will receive this
letter and or what your response will be, If you do have the interest and
the capability to partner with me under the above stated conditionality,
I will appreciate your response sent back to me by fax or call me Immediately.
I will appreciate that you include a brief profile of your self and your
company for me to better appreciate your personality. I look forward to your
response and our partnership.
Have a nice day.
Jim simiri Consultants
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