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Fraud email example:
From: "ARO OJE" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 03:07:54 +0200
Subject: CONTACT MY SECRETARY NOW
FROM THE DESK OF JAMES MIKE AND CO CHAMBER,
THANKS YOU FOR HELPING ME FOR THE PASST OF YOUR.
EFFORT AND IT FELL US SOME HOW.
I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds
transferred under the cooperation of a new partner from paraguay. Presently
i'm in Paraguay for investment projects with my own share of the total sum.
meanwhile,i didn't forget your past efforts and attempts to assistme in
transferring those funds despite that it failed us some how.
Now contact my secretary his name is, Dominic Henry, ask him to send
you the total of $800.000.00 which i kept for your compensation for all the
past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter.
I appreciated your efforts at that time very much. so feel free and get
intouched with my secretary Dominic Henry and instruct him where to
send the amount to you.
Name Dominic Henry
NB:NOTE :BELLOW IS THE REQUIRED INFORMATIONS YOU WILL SEND TO My SECRETARY
(1) YOUR FULL NAMES
(2) YOUR HOUSE ADDRESS
(3) YOUR DIRECT CELPHONE NUMBER AND HOUSE PHONE WITH FAX IF ANY .
(4) YOUR ID EITHER INTERNATIONAL PAS-PORT OR DRIVING LINCES
Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share
the joy after all the sufferness at that time. in the moment, Iam very
busy here because of the investment projects which me and the new
partner are having at hand, finally, remember that I had
forwardedinstruction to the secretary on your behalf to receive that money,
so feel free
to get in touch with, Dominic Henry, he will send the amount to you
without any delay.Give him address where he can send you the cheque.
Mr Aro Oje