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DONATION FOR YOU
davidhamilltonkoch@gmail.com


Scam Email received June 28, 2018 from davidhamilltonkoch@abelia.ocn.ne.jp

davidhamilltonkoch@gmail.com
davidhamilltonkoch@gmail.com
Email From:

davidhamilltonkoch@abelia.ocn.ne.jp

Subject:

DONATION FOR YOU

Other emails used:

davidhamilltonkoch@gmail.com, davidhamilltonkoch@gmail.com

Email Subject:

DONATION FOR YOU


DONATION FOR YOU – davidhamilltonkoch@gmail.com


Hi, My name is David Hamilton Koch, a philanthropist and the founder of Koch Industries, one of the largest private foundations in the world. I believe strongly in giving while living I had one idea that never changed in my mind, that you should use your wealth to help people and I have decided to secretly give $2,000,000.00 Million Dollars to randomly selected individuals worldwide. On receipt of this email, you should count yourself as the lucky individual. Your email address was chosen online while searching at random. Kindly get back to me at your earliest convenience, so that I will know your email address is valid. Email me ( davidhamilltonkoch@gmail.com) Regards, Mr.David Hamilton Koch. Email ( davidhamilltonkoch@gmail.com) davidhamilltonkoch@gmail.com

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