Scam Email received 8/29/2019
waiting for your reply, you can call or text me on +1 4106427616
waiting for your reply, you can call or text me on +1 4106427616 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention, Good day my dear, I am Mr Jerry Okle a delivery agent, the America Embassy mandated me to complete the shipment of your package valued US$ 1.5 Million. I just arrived this morning at Jackson Evers International Airport, Mississippi, now you will have to re-confirm information to avoid wrong shipping…… 1. Full Names 2. Present Address 3. Telephone Number As soon as I am through with the clearance here will proceed to your address and you have to send the Delivery fee of $100 before the delivery will be Deliverd to your house. waiting for your reply, you can call or text me on +1 4106427616 Best regards, Mr Jerry Okle miss caroline – email@example.com
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