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Fraud email example:
From: "Josephine Holmes" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 20:44:58 +0000
6 More London Place
London SE1 2DA,
This is a Management Placement on behalf of Mr. Allen Stanford;
Who is looking for an experienced business person/company that
can profitably invest huge amount of capital,the sum will be paid
from Stanford International Bank Branch in Antigua.
Visit our bank website at
You will be entitled to a 30% "Management Commission" for your
role as the Sole Beneficiary partner to the funds.
If Interested,Kindly send the your details to the company secretary
for further information:-
Ms.Josephine Holmes ,
Personal Secretary,Hewitt Associates,UK.
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 Contact address:
 Direct Telephone No:
Personal Secretary (Hewitt Associates)