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GOOD NEWS :TRANSFER OF US$2,950,000.00 INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT
mimiapolo501@gmail.com


Scam Email received July 6, 2018 from fabian@indovisual.co.id

mimiapolo501@gmail.com
mimiapolo501@gmail.com
Email From:

fabian@indovisual.co.id

Subject:

GOOD NEWS :TRANSFER OF US$2,950,000.00 INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT

Other emails used:

mimiapolo501@gmail.com, mimiapolo501@gmail.com

Email Subject:

GOOD NEWS :TRANSFER OF US$2,950,000.00 INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT


GOOD NEWS :TRANSFER OF US$2,950,000.00 INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT – mimiapolo501@gmail.com


Dear Sir, Please are you the beneficiary of this email address? If yes, then congratulations! This is to notify you that you have been selected by the board of trustees of the United Nations Human Development Foundation based in the United Kingdom for a cash grant award of US$2,950,000.00 with reference No. UNF/HG-1809A, for your business, economic and social research developments of your community. The United Nations Human Foundation grant award is conducting online annually and geared towards global humanitarian development and poverty eradication. Participants emails were chosen worldwide from different categories based on their personal and business development of their respective environments. For further details and to collect your US$2,950,000.00 cash grant award, kindly send your telephone and fax number today by email and with the above reference number to mimiapolo501@gmail.com Once again Congratulations. Yours sincerely, mimi Apolo Payment Officer mimiapolo501@gmail.com

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