Scam Email received June 28, 2018 from email@example.com
HI – firstname.lastname@example.org
I am Mrs Suzara i have a pending project of fulfillment to put in your hand, i will need your support to make this ream come through, could you le me know your interest to enable me give you further information, and I hereby advice that you send the below mentioned information I decided to will/donate the sum of $4.5 Million US to you for the good work of god, and also to help the motherless and less privilege and also forth assistance of the widows.At the moment I cannot take an telephone calls right now due to the fact that my relatives (that have squandered the funds agave them for this purpose before) are around me and my health status also. I have adjusted my will and my lawyer is aware.I have willed those properties to you by quoting my personal file routing and account information. And I have also notified the bank that I am willing that properties to you for a good, effective and prudentwork. I know I don&t know you but I have been directed to do this by god.ok Please contact this woman for more details you might not get me on line in time contact this email; email@example.comYour full name.Your private telephone number.Your passport or identity card..Your country.. Your occupation..Thank you as i wait your reply.Yoursfaithful friand,Mrs Suzara Maling Wan firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Google the details.
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