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This guy wrote as if he knows you for ages and has ‘suffered’ together
with you. He is asking to send you a bank draft of US$1million to your
account if you contact his secretary called Johnson Iveatu.

We decided to investigate a little bit more on this one, since the more recent ones are straightforward mails from Africa.

Although Franklin quoted that he is now in South Korea, the email was actually sent from UK, based on the X-originating IP address, 212.165.157.114. Sometimes certain people may use external proxy to access the internet so as to hide their originating country or location. But this is a fact worth to look at or to be cautious in the dealing.

Secondly, his secretary is using a yahoo.com.au email address, which is based in Australia.

Now this is getting fishy, originating from UK, talks about South Korea, and transacting with an email address in Australia. In real life, this may not be totally impossible, but an unsolicited offer that sounds too good to be true is very fishy indeed.

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From: “franklin bright” <frankli-br22@hotmail.com>
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Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 12:06:28 +0100
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Subject: PLEASE CONTACT MY SECRETARY

Dearest.Friend,
This is to inform you about my success in getting the fund transferred under the cooperation of a new partner from South Korea. Presently i’m in South Korea for investment projects with my own share of the total sum.Meanwhile,i didn’t forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in transferring those funds despite that it failed us some how.Now contact my secretary,his name is Johnson Iveatu and his email address is(johnson_ivt1111@yahoo.com.au) ask him to send you the total US$1,000,000.00(ONE MILLION DOLLARS) in a Certificate Bank Draft which i kept for your compensation for all the past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter. I appreciated your efforts at that time very much.

So feel free and get in touched with my secretary Johnson Iveatu and instruct him here to send the amount to you.Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share the joy after all the sufferness at that time. in the moment, i am very busy here because of the investment projects which I and my new partner are having at hand, finally, I have forwarded instruction to my secretary to send the Confirmable Bank Draft to you, so feel free to get in touch with Johnson Iveatu and he will send the amount to you without any delay.

Best Regards
Mr.Franklin Bright

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