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Fraud email example:
From: "clemente donard" <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2005 14:52:24 +0000
I am Mr.Seon Mo Lee, managing director of China National Arts & Crafts
Import/Export. Corp. we are a group of business men and women that deal on
Craft and export into the Canada/America and Europe. We are searching
for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to
our customers in the Canada/America and Europe as well as making
payments through you to us. Please if you are interested in transacting
business with us we will be very glad.
Please contact us for more information. Subject to your satisfaction
you will be given the opportunity to negotiate your mode of which we
will pay for your services as our representative in Canada/America and
Please if you are interested forward to me the following:
2.Your phone number/fax:
3.Your full contact addresses:
Mr. Seon Mo Lee.
Please for the sake of confidentiality I would like you to reply me via
my private email account: seon firstname.lastname@example.org