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Fraud email example:
From: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 03:03:58 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: PARTNERSHIP PROPOSAL.
Â¡Tengo nueva direcciÃ³n de correo!Ahora puedes escribirme a:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Good Day Sir/Madam, You will be Surprised to hear from me. I have a Business proposal which I will like us to discuss. I am Mr. Tony Hill,one of the international Funds Manager of Fidelity Investment International. The World Largest Funds Management Company with over $1.2Trillion Capital Investment Funds. Neverthless, as Fidelity Funds Manager, I handle all our Investor's Direct Capital Funds and secretly extract 1.2% Excess Maximum Return Capital Profit (EMRCP) per annum on each of the Investor's Magellan Capital Funds. As an expert, I have made over $44.4m from the Investor's EMRCP and hereby looking for someone to trust who will stand as an Investor to receive the funds as Annual Investment Proceeds from Fidelity Magellan Capital Funds. All confirmable documents to back up the claims will be made available to you prior to your acceptance. Meanwhile, I have worked out the strategies and technincalities whereby the funds can be claimed in any of our Clearing Houses without any hitches. Our sharing ration should be 50-50. Should incase you are interested, Please email me your direct telephone number for discussion of this transaction in further details. Sincerely.Mr. Tony Hill.