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Scam Email received June 29, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dear Prospective Partner, I send you greetings. I have found your contact email address listed on an Internet Business Directory and it is my wish to do business with you, hence your receipt of this letter. I am contacting you regarding transaction linked with Mr. Chen Shui-bian the former President of Taiwan. My name is Mr. Paulraj John Peter, my friend Mr. Chen Shui-bian has presented a subtle offer which will need the help of a partner like you to complete successfully. Mr. Chen Shui-bian is in a difficult situation and he must immediately relocate certain sums of money. More so, this must be done in such a way that it must not be tied to Mr. Chen Shui-bian. The sum is currently deposited in the name of an existing legal entity. Your role will be to: . Act as the original beneficiary of the funds. . Receive the funds into a business/private bank account. . Invest/Manage the funds. . Value of funds: $145 Million USD. Everything will be done legally to ensure the rights to the funds are transferred to you. If you agree to partner with Mr. Chen Shui-bian, he will compensate you with 40% of the total sum for your role as the beneficiary partner to the funds. Should you prefer I re-contact you with more express facts, you can send me your:  Full Names:  Personal Profile:  Daytime Telephone No; (4) Your Company Profile If Any. (5) Copy Of your Identification. (6) Nationality City and address; Be advised to visit the following link to be better acquainted with Mr. Chen Shui-bian&s current profile and personality.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8250099.stm You can email me for further details, terms and agreement.Sincerely, Paulraj John Peter firstname.lastname@example.org
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