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Fraud email example:
From: Steve Okon <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 15:20:13 +0800 (CST)
Subject: Contact my secretary
How are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family?You may not understand why this mail came to you. But if you do not remember me, you might have received an email from me in the past regarding a multi-million-dollar business proposal which we never concluded.
I am using this opportunity to inform you that the multi-million-dollar business has been concluded with another person who financed it to a logical conclusion. I thank you for your great effort to our unfinished transfer of the fund into your account due to one reason or the other best known to you.
But I want to inform you that I have successfully transferred the fund out of the bank to my new partners account in London that was capable of assisting me in this great venture. Due to your effort, sincerity, courage and trustworthiness you showed during the course of the transaction I want to compensate you and show my gratitude to you with the sum of $2,000,000.00.I have left an international certified bank draft for you worth $2,000,000.00 cashable anywhere in the world.
My dear friend I will like you to contact my secretary: Miss Joy J.Carr, for the collection of this international certified bank draft. I have authorized her to release the international certified bank draft to you as soon as you contact her regarding this issue.
At the moment, I am very busy here because of the investment projects which myself and the new partner are having at hand. Please I will like you to accept this token with good faith as this is from the bottom of my heart. Also comply with Miss Joy J.Carr, so that she will send the draft to you without any delay, contact her on the below informations.
CONTACT: Miss. Joy J.Carr
ADDRESS: No 4 cooperation drive dolphins Lagos-Nigeria
Therefore, you should send her your full Name and telephone number/your address where you want her to send the draft to you.
Thanks and God bless you and your family,hope to hear from you soon.
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