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Fraud email example:
From: (sent from abused email account)
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2008 04:56:19 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Dear patner
Â¡Tengo nueva direcciÃ³n de correo!Ahora puedes escribirme a:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dear Partner, My name is Smith a Captain in the U.S. Army now on a tour of duty in Northern Irag. During one of our duty assignment, we stumbled on anAl-qaida dump site where was stacked many arms and alsocash dollars to the amount of over $45 Million. We only declared the arms and kept quiet concerning the money. The money was shared among five 0f us that know about it and I being the Platooncommander got $15,1Million. I was able to movethis money out of Irag to Holland through a Non Governmental Organization. Presently the money is lodged with avault company.My tour is not finished so I am seeking a trust worthyperson who will receive money in the U.S. or Mainland on my behalf and hold it on trust for me and investpart of it till I come back.You will be entitled to35%of the total amount for yourparticipation.Also, I have arrangements for this money to be deliveredto your doorstep if you do not want to go to Holandwhere it was kept please help me toget out this moneyPlease respondso as to forward to you furtherinformations. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm YoursfaithfullyGabriel