Scam Email received 7/2/2020
HELLO [URGENT] .
HELLO [URGENT] . – email@example.com
. Hello Dear, I have a proposal for you which will be of benefit to you if you will fulfil my last wish. I am Mrs Helena Ruhanen from Finland, I am a 76 years old woman, suffering from cancer of the lungs which has gotten to critical stage. I will be going in for an operation in next few days and I Don't know if I will make it or not as the doctor has said my chances of survival is very narrow. That I have some few months to live. And I am very much concern about my vision for that I Have decided to ''WILLED'' to you all I have inherited from my late husband if you will promise to fulfil my last wish for good work of God. It is indeed a mystery how God directed me to you Which I can not explain. I become restless and helpless in my resistance to obey, I had to give in.as It took me 4 weeks to bow to this divine Instruction of God. I would give you all details of my proposition as soon I hear from you urgent. Kindly get back to me at my discreet Email: firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible for additional information. I remain yours faithfully Mrs. Helena> Helen – 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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