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Fraud email example:
From: Darlington Lamine <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2009 16:12:29 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Mr. Darlington lamine.
Cocody Cites des
Arts,Abidjan - Cote DâIvoire
Your Urgent Attention.
This message might meet you in utmostÂ surprise.however, itâs just my Urgent need
for foreign partner that made me toÂ contact you for thisÂ transaction. I am a banker
by profession from Cote DâIvoire in West Africa andÂ currently holding the post
of director Auditing and accounting unit of the bank.
I have the opportunity of transferring the left over Funds ($12.5 million) of one of my
bank clients who died Along with his entire family on 31 JulyÂ 2000 in a plane crash.
Hence, i am inviting you for a business deal where This money can beÂ shared between us
in the ratio of 50/50 .
If you agree to my business proposal. Further details of the
transferÂ will be forwarded
to you as soon as I Receive your return mail.
Mr. Darlington lamine.