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Fraud email example:
From: "MR DENIS PETER" <firstname.lastname@example.org> (may be fake)
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 20:32:59 +0200
Subject: BE OUR REPRESENTATIVE
PLEASE FOR CONFIDENTIALITY PURPOSE, YOU ARE ADVISED TO CONTACT ME THROUGH MY SECURE EMAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com
I am Mr. Denis Peter, Corus Steel Company´s Group Director. Before I proceed further, let me intimate you more on company profile: We are an international metal company, providing steel and aluminum products and services to customers worldwide, with good market credit, extensive business channels and solid customer foundation. It is highly competitive in market. We deal on the following Products listed below: Main trading products include: iron ore (including pellet ore), nickel ore, fluorite, bauxite, magnesite, refractory brick and rare earth; chrome ore, manganese ore, ferroalloy, pig iron (HBI, DRI), scrap, coke, coal and electrode; steel products and steel billets.
With an annual turnover of £9 billion, the company is comprised of four Divisions, Strip Products, Long Products, Distribution & Building Systems and Aluminum, and has a global network of sales offices and service centres. Combining global expertise with local customer service, Corus offers value, reliability and innovation. The Corus brand represents a mark of quality, loyalty and strength.
We export these Raw Materials into America, Canada, Asia and Europe. We are currently running this Business from the UK (H/OFFICE) where I am located for now. We are searching for Representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our Customers in Canada, America, Asia and Europe as well as making payments through you to us. Please, if you are interested in transacting business with us, we will be glad to have you as our partner. Your area of specialization or occupation is of no relevance in respect of resolving to assist us.
Note that subject to your satisfaction, you will be given the opportunity to negotiate your mode of which we will pay for your services rendered (as our representative in Canada, America, Asia and Europe). We often give out 10% to our company representative (each) that works with us. Please, if you are interested, acknowledge the receipt of this email for further instructions from Board of Executives by forwarding to us your particulars (name, phone/fax number and your full contact address).I will await your email and details if you are Interested.
Thanks in advance,
Mr. Denis Peter,
COR US STEEL COMPANY.