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Attention Dear Fund Beneficiary

Scam Email received June 21, 2018 from mlee44806@gmail.com

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Attention Dear Fund Beneficiary

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Attention Dear Fund Beneficiary

Attention Dear Fund Beneficiary – mlee44806@gmail.com

Sent from: Hon Frank Ann Attention Dear Fund Beneficiary We have concluded to effect your payment through MONEY GRAM $5,000 daily until the $2.5 Million USD is completely transferred to you accordingly. Though, Director Augustine Ejimofor has sent $5,000 in your name today so contact MONEY GRAM Agent:below with your full Name,phone contact and address Name:Mr. Mike Lee TEL: +16016331263 ( mlee44806@gmail.com ) So hasten up and give the agent a call to process your payment at once.Ask him for the MTCN sender name and test Question/Answer to pick up your first payment of $5,000.Once again congratulations Thanks Hon Frank Ann, (IMF Nigeria) mlee44806@gmail.com

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  4. Check if the email has been sent to multiple people

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