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Fraud email example:
From: Truth Mich/Rowland Obu <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 01:33:26 -0800 (PST)
Subject: INVESTMENT ASSISTANCE FOR GAS/OIL FUNDS
I have a new email address!You can now email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
INVESTMENT ASSISTANCE FOR GAS/OIL FUNDS
I am a member of the "Contract Award Committee", Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria.
We are in search of an agent who will assist us in the transfer of thirty-one Million US Dollars (US$31m) and subsequent investment of same in lucrative ventures in your country.
You will be required to.
1) Assist in the transfer of the said sum
2) Advise on lucrative area(s) of investment, and
3) Assist in the management of same investments.
Could you be kindenough to render your services to us in this regard,you shall be rewarded with 15% of the total sum stated above while 10% of the investments dividents shall be paid to you annually.
Kindly indicate your interested by sending an email to me so that I can give you the modalities.
Prince R. Obu
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- Truth Mich/Rowland Obu