Scam Email received June 25, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
DONATIONS FROM BILL GATES
DONATIONS FROM BILL GATES
DONATIONS FROM BILL GATES – email@example.com
Subject: DONATIONS FROM BILL GATES Greetings You have been gifted $1.5 MILLION USD From Mr Bill Gates. Contact me at this email for your claim:firstname.lastname@example.orgI hope this information meet you well as I know you will be curious to know why/how I selected you to receive a sum of $1,500,000,00 USD, our information below is 100% legitimate, please see the link below: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Melinda_Gates_Foundation I BILL GATES and my wife decided to donate the sum of $1,500,000,00 USD to you as part of our charity project to improve the 10 lucky individuals all over the world from our $65 Billion Usd I and My Wife Mapped out to help people. We prayed and searched over the internet for assistance and i saw your profile on Microsoft email owners list and picked you. Melinda my wife and i have decided to make sure this is put on the internet for the world to see. as you could see from the webpage above,am not getting any younger and you can imagine having no much time to live. although am a Billionaire investor and we have helped some charity organizations from our Fund. You see after taken care of the needs of our immediate family members, Before we die we decided to donate the remaining of our Billions to other individuals around the world in need, the local fire department, the red cross, Haiti, hospitals in truro where Melinda underwent her cancer treatment, and some other organizations in Asia and Europe that fight cancer, alzheimer&s and diabetes and the bulk of the funds deposited with our payout bank of this charity donation. we have kept just 30% of the entire sum to our self for the remaining days because i am no longer strong am sick and am writing you from hospital computer.and me and my wife will be traveling to Germany for Treatment. To facilitate the payment process of the funds ($1,500,000.00 USD) which have been donated solely to you, you are to send me your full names.. your contact address. your personal telephone number SEND YOUR ABOVE DETAILS TO email@example.com YOU ARE TO SEND THE DOCUMENTATION FEES WHICH COST $2,500 so that i can forward your payment information to you immediately. I am hoping that you will be able to use the money wisely and judiciously over there in your City. please you have to do your part to also alleviate the level of poverty in your region, help as many you can help once you have this money in your personal account because that is the only objective of donating this money to you in the first place.Thank you for accepting our offer, we are indeed grateful You Can Google my name for more information: Mr Bill Gates or Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Remain Blessed Regards Mr Bill Gates firstname.lastname@example.org
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