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Dear Beneficiary
forstermarkforster0147@gmail.com


Scam Email received June 28, 2018 from markfoster247@aol.com

forstermarkforster0147@gmail.com
forstermarkforster0147@gmail.com
Email From:

markfoster247@aol.com

Subject:

Dear Beneficiary

Other emails used:

forstermarkforster0147@gmail.com, forstermarkforster0147@gmail.com

Email Subject:

Dear Beneficiary


Dear Beneficiary – forstermarkforster0147@gmail.com


Dear Beneficiary, I am mr.mark forster,Director of Claims Department with a bank here in London,United Kingdom. I wish to notify you that you are clear to claim the total sumof Twenty Million Five Hundred thousand British pounds (GBP20.5M ) in thecodicil and last testament of a deceased costumer (Name now withheld forsecurity reasons). Kindly Contact me for more details. Yours faithfully.mark forstermarkforster0147@gmail.com  forstermarkforster0147@gmail.com

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