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Urgent Business Proposal

Scam Email received July 4, 2018 from mark.smith.md@accountant.com

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Urgent Business Proposal

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Urgent Business Proposal

Urgent Business Proposal – mark.smith.md@accountant.com

Good day.I am the Group chief Risk Officer and The Head Of Transaction In Our Firm/Bank. I am responsible for all elements of the Risk function, for the Bank’s Compliance function,for managing Credit, Market, and Operational Risk Across The Group And Ensuring The Broader Risk Framework is Effective. I have a business proposal for you in connection with your last name. Do get back to me so i can furnish you with the necessary detail. Regards. Mark Smith mark.smith.md@accountant.com

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

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