Scam Email received 6/4/2022
Mrs Natta Miller
BMW LOTTERY DEPARTMENT
BMW LOTTERY DEPARTMENT – firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: If you received this message in your SPAM/BULK folder, that is because of the restrictions implemented by your Internet Service Provider, we (BMW) urge you to treat it genuinely and kindly move it to your inbox. BMW LOTTERY DEPARTMENT 9631 HICKMAN RD URBANDALE IOWA 50322 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Email: email@example.com Dear Winner, This is to inform you that you have been selected for a prize of a brand new 2022 Model BMW 8 Series Car and a Check of $3.5 Million USD from the international balloting programs held on the 1st section of the 2022 annual award promo in the UNITED STATE OF AMERICA.secret pin code Number BMW:2541256004/25. Contact Mr Alex Edmond by providing him with your secret pin code Number BMW:2541256004/25. You are also advised to provide him with the under listed information as soon as possible 1. Name In Full : 2. Residential Address: 3. Nationality : 4. Age : 5. Occupation : 6. Direct Phone : 7. Present Country : 8. Email address : 9. pin code Number: Mrs Natta Miller. THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS BMW LOTTERY DEPARTMENT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Mrs Natta Miller – firstname.lastname@example.org
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