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Fraud email example:
From: Victor Elikee <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 01:12:59 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: URGENT:NIGERIAN INVESTMENT
Dear=A0 Sir Madam,=20
=A0=A0 We,Port Harcourt Real Estate are proud to inform all foreign investo=
rs that we'll be in partnership with coroperate organisations,wealthy busin=
ess men & women,industralist to acquire Lands & erect offices & homes at a =
very strategic Locations in Port Harcort,Lagos & Abuja to invest in Nigeria=
..=A0=A0 We,also indeed 'll appreciate our coexistence of biliteral agreemen=
t with UN countries & Common Wealth countries to invest in Nigerian soil,as=
we provide our investors with maximum security & conducive atmosphere for =
investment.For more info on our laid down plans for investment,you can visi=
t our website:victorelikee2.point2agent.com,& do not hesitate to contact me=
at :Email:firstname.lastname@example.org ,or my Nigerian Mobile Number:+234806430=
=A0 Yours Sincerely,