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Cry For Help, {Accept My Will }

Scam Email received June 19, 2018 from lindaarthur20001@gmail.com

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Cry For Help, {Accept My Will }

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Cry For Help, {Accept My Will }

Cry For Help, {Accept My Will } – lindaarthur20001@gmail.com

Sent from: Mrs.Linda Arthur Dear Trusting Friend in God, This Mrs.Linda Arthur from London,58 years an aging widow suffering from long time illness. I have the sum of $17.5M For you to use the fund for God’s work.I found your e-mail address as a real Child of God for over a month now that I have been praying about you to know if really you are working according to the direction of God so after all my prayers I am convince,and I have decided to contact you, Please if you would be able to use the funds for the Lord’s work,with trust reply me with this e-mail address:( lindaarthur20001@gmail.com ) Thanks Yours in the Lord Mrs.Linda Arthur lindaarthur20001@gmail.com

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