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Fraud email example:
From: AGROSEEDS INTERNATIONAL <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 14:26:29 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: WANTED AS A REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE
General Importers & Exporters
Tower House Hardwick Road
Great Gransden Bedfordshire
I represent AGROSEEDS import and export company based in the UK.We supply raw materials Into America, Canada,Asia and Australia.
We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in America,Canada,Asia and Austrialia,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 our procurement officer,Hecher Mc.Oliver 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. Please if you are interested,mail to Mr. Hecher Mc Oliver.Email.. firstname.lastname@example.org