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Fraud email example:
From: Mr Thompson Kankum <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 15:35:57 +0200
Subject: AU GOLD & DIAMONDS
We got your contact through the international chambers of commerce during a small enterprises meeting. We are a consulting, marketing, representative and general merchants based in Ghana and branch in Togo republic.
With full penalty of perjury, we make this proposal and offer to you as mandated below:
Au Gold dust 265kg, origin of Ghana, 22+carat, 95%pure selling at $ US 10,500 per kilo.
We also have in stock diamonds up to 3000 carats ranging between 1 10 carats. Due to sensitive nature of gold and diamond transactions within the West African sub- region, we deem it appropriate that buyer visit seller for inspection and feasibility studies and testing. After testing, once the buyer is okay with result, the consignment shall be locked and the keys handed over to buyer whiles the consignments will be handed over to a reputable shipping agent for onward shipment processing.
Buyer will have to assist seller with minimum of 10% of the total value of stock to enable seller procure shipment documents. These terms is outlined for the gold.
As per diamonds, buyer will assist with processing Kimberly process certificate (KPC). Price of stone is based on the quality and value of stone. (Hence, we assume it as pick test and pay).
In case you are not a Gold dealer, you can also help us to look for buyer in which you are entitled for 2% after the transaction.
Awaiting your response.
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