Scam Email received 7/11/2020
Mr. Scott Donald
Hello, Please – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Friend, I’m Mr. Scott Donald a Successful business Man dealing with Exportation, I got your mail contact through search to let you know my Ugly Situation Am a dying Man here in Los Angeles California Hospital Bed in (USA), I Lost my Wife and my only Daughter for Covid-19 I’m dying with same symptoms and more. my Doctor open-up to me that he is Afraid to tell me my Condition and inside me, I already know that I’m not going to survive and I can’t live alone without my Family on Earth, I have a project that I am about to hand over to you. and I already instructed the Bankia S.A. Madrid, Spain(BSA) to transfer my fund sum of £3,7M GBP to you as to enable you to give 50% to Charitable Home and take 50% don’t think otherwise and why would anybody send someone you barely know to help you deliver a message, help me do this for the happiness of my soul and for God to mercy me and my Family and give Us a good place. please, do as I said there was someone from your State that I deeply love so very very much and I miss her so badly I have no means to reach any Charitable Home there. that is why I go for a personal search of the Country and State and I got your mail contact through search to let you know my Bitterness and please, help me is getting Dark I ask my Doctor to help me keep you notice failure for me to reach you in person Your urgent Response, here is my Doctor Whats-app Number for urgent notice +13019692737 Hope To Hear From You. I’m sending this email to you for the second time yet no response from you. My Regards. Mr. Scott Donald CEO Mr. Scott Donald – email@example.com
The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:
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