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Scam Email received July 1, 2018 from sujirung87@gmail.com

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URGENT HELP PLEASE – sujirung87@gmail.com

Please see pictures attached: I&m the mother of the baby. 22 years old, name Sujittra. The baby girl by the name Yingsom 3 months old. she has a very rare disease and she needs to have an operation but cannot afford the money, The father of the baby left when she&s not yet born. Please if you can assist at least Two thousand Dollars ($2,000) or whatever you can afford to assist the operation of the baby, please send it with this information below. Through Western Union or if you wish to send to bank account please kindly message me. Name:Sujittra Rungrod Country: Thailand Amount send ? Once you have it sent, please send the money transfer control number (MTCN), with details used in sending it.Below is my phone number. Thanks for your assistance and God bless you. Rgd, Suji +66897704713 What&s app sujirung87@gmail.com

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