Scam Email received 5/20/2022
FROM NANCY SHAW
Dearest One Please Be Honest
Dearest One Please Be Honest – email@example.com
Good day My name is Mrs. Nancy Shaw, I am 75 years old and was diagnosed with cancer approximately four years ago, immediately after the death of my husband. I have been touched to donate from what I have inherited from my late husband for the good work rather than allow his relatives to lavish my husband’s hard earned fund. As I lay on my sick bed, I want you to help me in carrying out my last wishes on earth which will also be very profitable to you. I want to WILL a total sum of 5.5M US to you which I want you to distribute part of it to any charity home for me and the rest for yourself and your family. I will inform you on how to share it all. Please for further information contact me ASAP on my private Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Regards, Mrs. Nancy Shaw FROM NANCY SHAW – email@example.com
The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:
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