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=======YOU ARE SPECIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE 2018 U.S.A BUSINESS FORUM=======
gsbgs_info@usa.com


Scam Email received June 29, 2018 from jeanstrandjord196@walla.co.il

gsbgs_info@usa.com
gsbgs_info@usa.com
Email From:

jeanstrandjord196@walla.co.il

Subject:

=======YOU ARE SPECIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE 2018 U.S.A BUSINESS FORUM=======

Other emails used:

GSBGS_INFO@USA.COM, gsbgs_info@usa.com

Email Subject:

=======YOU ARE SPECIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE 2018 U.S.A BUSINESS FORUM=======


=======YOU ARE SPECIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE 2018 U.S.A BUSINESS FORUM======= – gsbgs_info@usa.com


Dear Colleague, It is a great pleasure to invite you to a 4-day business conference taking place at Houston Business Conference Centre, Houston TX U.S.A. from October 23 – 26, 2018. This meeting promises to bring together business practitioners,researchers and educators from around the world. The summit will feature presentations from world renowned business experts excelling in their various fields of service. Paper presentations are also welcomed from interested participants. Registration is free and the organizing committee in conjunction with her sponsors will be assisting foreign delegates who might require a Visa to the US with processing and other documentation. Free air travel tickets will also be made available to registered guests. For more information about this event, do contact the conference secretariat via email – GSBGS_INFO@USA.COM Thank you for your anticipated interest in this event as I look forward to your participation. Regards Cindy StewartMember Organizing Committeecindystewart149@gmail.com gsbgs_info@usa.com

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  3. Confirm using the information you have found

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  4. Check if the email has been sent to multiple people

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