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Fraud email example:
From: "China Abrasives Import & Export Corporation\(CAIEC\)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> (may be fake)
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 11:56:02 -0600
Subject: COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED URGENTLY(Acknowledge Receipt)
It is our pleasure to write you in respect of our organization.China
Abrasives Import & Export Corporation(CAIEC).We are experts in the sales
of abrasive raw materials and we export intoAmerica/Canada,Australia and
other parts of Europe.Due to the ever-increasing customer base in North
America and Europe we are searching for (sales)representatives to assist
us in meeting the ever increasing customer demand for these products.
Note:You are to receive 10% commission on every transaction
processed.After the 60days trial period commission will increased to 12%
from any amount you help us collect from our esteemed customers.
If interested forward information below to us .
1.FULL NAMES: 2.RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS:
5.PHONE NUMBER: 6.FAX NUMBER(IF ANY):
7.OCCUPATION: 8.COMPANY NAME:
9.COMPANY ADDRESS: 10.NATIONALITY:
11.PRESENT COUNTRY: 12.STATE/PROVINCE:
Email to this Address:email@example.com
Note that no form of payment will be requested upfront in this
endeavor.On our receipt of the above details we shall forward to our
customer/clients to immediately contact you with the mode of payment.
Mr. Shao Sally
China Abrasives Import & Export Corporation (CAIEC)