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You are invited to attend a business summit in the United States
office.gsbgs@email.com


Scam Email received June 25, 2018 from aylamatalon129@walla.com

office.gsbgs@email.com
office.gsbgs@email.com
Email From:

aylamatalon129@walla.com

Subject:

You are invited to attend a business summit in the United States

Other emails used:

office.gsbgs@email.com, office.gsbgs@email.com

Email Subject:

You are invited to attend a business summit in the United States


You are invited to attend a business summit in the United States – office.gsbgs@email.com


Dear Colleague,Compliments of the day to you. This is an invitation to attend a business summit, taking place in Houston Texas, U.S.A. from 23rd – 26th October, 2018.Registration for the conference is free and open to both local and foreign participants. Foreign delegates who are accepted to participate will be entitled to free air travel tickets courtesy of the benevolent sponsors of the program. The program organizing committee will also assist foreign participants who need a visa to enter the United States with Visa processing.However delegates will be responsible for their accommodation during the course of the event.For more information about this event contact the secretary via email at office.gsbgs@email.com RegardsLisa HineslyMember Organizing Committee2lisahinesly@gmail.com office.gsbgs@email.com

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