Inheritance scams

A DONATION WISH TO HELP THE POOR
stepsmit685@gmail.com


Scam Email received June 16, 2018 from amahdavi@tarahi.com

stepsmit685@gmail.com
stepsmit685@gmail.com
Email From:

amahdavi@tarahi.com

Subject:

A DONATION WISH TO HELP THE POOR

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Email Subject:

A DONATION WISH TO HELP THE POOR


A DONATION WISH TO HELP THE POOR – stepsmit685@gmail.com


My Beloved, I know it will be a great surprise reading from me today but consider this a divine intervention. My name is Mrs. Stephanie Smith, a widow from United States of America. I am presently writing you from my sickbed because i have been fighting cancer and the doctor says i have a few weeks left. I want to entrust my money $8.5 million dollars to your care for charity purposes and crave your indulgence as a concerned individual to help use my money for charity and also assist the poor with less privileged in the society so reply to my private emails: (stepsmit685@gmail.com) for more information as I&m not always online due to my health and my late husband&s brother wants me dead so that he will claim all my late husband and i worked for. I will tell you more about myself and what you need to do with the money once your receive it. Give me your word that you will not betray my trust so that i furnish you with more details about the Charity Funds. Please reply now as my health is pretty bad, it’s urgent and very important you keep this email confidential. Have a blessed day and do not forget to pray for me. Bless you. Mrs. Stephanie Smith. stepsmit685@gmail.com

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