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Fraud email example:
From: "ITOCHU CORPORATION LIMITED" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2006 04:49:07 -0800
Subject: BE OUR PAYMENT COLLECTION AGENT AND EARN 10%...
*ITOCHU CORPORATION LIMITED.*
*5-1, Kita-Aoyama 2-chome
Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8077, Japan*
*COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE REQUIRED*
* I am Mr.Eizo Kobayashi.
I present Itochu Corporation based here in Japan. Our company exports
cement, sugar and textile materials for world trade. We are searching for a
representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our
customers in Europe, America,and Canada as well as making payments through
you as our payment officer.
Most of our customers pay out in check and we do not have an account in your
country that will clear this money. It is upon this note that we seek your
assistance to stand in as our representative in your country.
Note that, as our representative, you will receive 10% of whatever amount
you clear for the company and the balance to be paid to us.If you are
interested in this business transaction,forward to us the information below:
FULL CONTACT ADDRESS:
These information should be forwarded to the President and Chief Executive
Mr. Eizo kobayashi
President and Chief Executive Officer. Thank you for your time. *
*Thanks in advance. *
*Very Respectfully, *
* Eizo Kobayashi, *
*Chief Executive Officer,*
*Itochu Corporation Limited.*