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Fraud email example:
From: "jan doo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 13:39:43 +0000
Subject: MR JANG DOO-HWAN
From: Mr Jang Doo-Hwan
ACT AS MY FOREIGN BUSINESS PARTNER
Greetings from me and my family,Getting your contact
was not an easy task since I am not too computer
but due to the absolute confidentiality needed for
successful consummation of this transaction,
i decided to seek by myself through email directory
where i got your email contact.I am contacting you
on the hope that you will gladly assist me
and also keep everything to yourself because of the
sensitive nature of this transaction.
My name is MR JANG DOO-HWAN, The brother of Mr. CHUN
DOO-HWAN, the former President of South Korea who
power in amilitary coup in 1980 and who ruled from
My brother was pushed out of office and charged with
treason ,corruption and embezzlement of over
He was wrongly sentenced to death but fortunately
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL stepped in and commuted the
tolife,We thank God that he has finally being released
though still under house arrest in the sense of
of the freedom.During my brother's regime as
South Korea, we realized some reasonable amount of
from various deals that we successfully executed, I
plans to invest thismoney for my children?s future on
estate and industrial production.
Before my brother was overthrown, I secretlysiphoned
sum of $40,000,000 million USD (Forty million United
dollars) outof Seoul and deposited the money with a
firm that transports valuable goods and consignments
I am contacting you because I want you to deal with
the Security Company and claim the money on my behalf
have declared that the consignment belongs to my
You shall also be required to assist me in investment
in your country, I hope to know more about you as i
trust you as a God fearing person who will not sit on
money when you claim it,rather assist me properly, I
you to declare what percentage of the total money you
take for your assistance by negotiation.
When I receive your positive response I will let you
know where the Security Company is and the payment pin
claim the money which is very important.
What i need is to indicate your interest that you
will assist me by receiving the money on my Behalf in
For this,you shall be considered to be the
of the money.
The project in brief, is that the funds with which i
intend to carry out my proposed investments in your
is presently in the custody of a Diplomatic Courier
Services Company in Europe.
I cannot do this myself because i do not have
any relatives living outside South Korea and moreover
i do not
want the government of my Country to know about the
because they will believe I got the money from my
while he was still in office as president.
As soon as you are able to secure this funds out of
the firm, i intend to use my own share in acquiring
abroad for the future of my children.
For this too you shall also be our family overseas
manager of all our properties and you will be paid
based on a
certain percentage agreed on by both parties.
For now, let all our communication be by e-mail for
security and safety reasons.
Upon all, also send me your telephone and fax number.
to enable me to always place calls through to you if
need arises at my convenient so as to avoid
the case whereby people will be listening to our
conversation.I will ask my son to contact you and work
hand with you after I have receive a response from
I am going to introduce you to my son as an age long
friend so as to prevent him from knowing the beginning
relationship as he may disclose this confidential
to any of his own friends who are always around him
for financial gains and treacherous if he gives them
opportunity.This I got from the experience I had when
turned against Chun, my brother that became the
prelude of our
sorrow. The reason why it took this long was that the
Company?s agreement with me was that my brother must
sign the Power of Attorney that will transfer title to
prospective beneficiary. It was a long wait but it
His excellency, Chun Doo-Hwan does not want to be
personally involved for security reason.
Your quick response will be highly appreciated.
Thank you in anticipation of your cooperation.
MR JANG DOO-HWAN