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If not for love where would you be?

Scam Email received July 5, 2018 from luiss@ipatimup.pt

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If not for love where would you be?

Other emails used:

bauer.69@zoho.com, bauer.69@zoho.com

Email Subject:

If not for love where would you be?

If not for love where would you be? – bauer.69@zoho.com

I&ve always ask myself If not for love where would i be? I always say i would die for love than for wealth and possession but all i get is heartbreaks and loneliness. I look at friends having good times with their partners i feel much joy to experience Love again . I know life is boring without the right one beside us but i&m willing to try again i hope someday i find love and I hope you are the one? (smiles) Lemme introduce myself I&m Bauer Vicktor McNaught i consider myself honest, fun loving and a hardworking person searching for friendship/relationship that will lead to true Love and happiness Please tell me more about yourself, if you do not mind. Hope to hear back from youYou can reach me on this email bauer.69@zoho.com Thank you Your mystery Friend bauer.69@zoho.com

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