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#604 by dlcooper Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:18 am
And just why would they need someone such as me to help them "liquidate legitimately accrued funds"??? If this were really a "legitimate transaction", they'd simply go ahead and do it for much less than a supposed 8% fee. An IP address in the headers corresponds to Lagos, Nigeria.

Received: from [] (account [email protected])
From: "Ivan Malakhov" <[email protected]>
Subject: Consultancy Service
To: [email protected]
Return-Path: [email protected]

Good morning,

This is Mr. Ivan Malakhov, i am mandated by my senior director to
contact you for a business development project. We are therefore seeking
your expertise as a management consultant to our company to liquidate
legitimately accrued funds worth over fifty million euros for a project

I will give the details upon your reply of interest, but in summary the
funds will be liquidated via a bank in Western Europe, and this is a
legitimate transaction. You will be paid 8% for your "management fees",
if I am able to reach terms with you.

If you are willing to take this offer, please write me back by email
and provide me with your personal contact details and you will be
contacted and also provide further details on this proposal.
Write me back i will expect it.

Thank you,
Mr. Ivan.


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#727 by dlcooper Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:44 am
Here's one of many examples of scammers trying to sound impressive by misusing the name of a well known financial institution. The material below (including the poor layout) is direct cut&paste. If you put "Excess Maximum Return Capital Profit" into a search engine, you can find many minor variants of this letter, with a variety of names and email addresses.

A quick visit to plasa.com shows it to be an Indonesian site.

Received: from [] (account [email protected])
by b1.c.plasa.com (CommuniGate Pro WebUser 4.3.9)
From: "Tim Mccarron" <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Return-Path: [email protected]


I am Mr.Tim McCarron,

The Fund Manager of Fidelity Investment
World Largest Fund Management Company with over
Capital Investment Fund.
Neverthless, as The Fidelity Fund Manager, I handle all
Investor's Direct Capital Funds and secretly extracted
Excess Maximum Return Capital Profit (EMRCP) per annum
of the Investor's Marginal Capital Fund.As an expert,I
made over £45, 745,000, 00 from the Investor's EMRCP
hereby looking for someone to trust who will stand as
Investor to receive the fund as Annual Investment
from Fidelity Marginal Capital Fund.

All confirmable documents to back up the claims will be
available to you prior to your acceptance.Meanwhile,I
worked out the modalities and technincalities whereby
funds can be claimed in any of our 6 Clearing Houses
any hitches.Our sharing ratio will be 60-40. If you are
interested,you should send your direct phone number
and full name through my
email so we could discuss more on phone as regard the
transaction, N:B; You can contact my office number or
email me.


Tim McCarron.

Email : [email protected]

Never trust a smiling duck.

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