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Scam Email received June 25, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
— Congratulations to you
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Congratulations!!!! Congratulations!!!! Congratulations!!!! Congratulations!!!! Greetings To You, My entire family is pleased to read your reply to us. my name is Mr Roy Cockrum, born and raised in the area of Knoxville. I spent the next 20 years working as an actor and a stage manager before i joined The Society of Saint John the Evangelist, an Episcopal monastery in Cambridge,Mass.But eventually i came home to Knoxville to take care of my parents in their old age, and i currently have a small business in the area of Knoxville, Recently i have moved to United Kingdom for a course am undergoing, after i won my Power ball Jackpot of $259.8 Million in June 11, 2014, My jackpot was a gift from God to me and my entire family has agreed to do the will of God. After winning my Power ball Jackpot of $259.8 Million in June 11, 2014, I promised God that I will do the right thing to his glory be investing 50% of my money to charity in helping humanity start from the first month of 2017.I have picked 13 lucky people from registered email addresses provided to me by Microsoft list/Google list/Facebook users. I may not know you, but I believe if you were chosen by God to receive my donation of US$150,000.00 USD. You must be a God fearing individual, I am a Christian and i believe that Good things happens to those people who wait and also believe in faith and in truth. Although we are knowing each other for the first time but I believe our father in heaven has directed me to you as I prayed and searched over the Internet for assistance because I saw your profile on a list of registered email addresses provided to me by Microsoft list/Google list/Facebook users from which I picked you and 12 others specifically from Facebook this year 2018. I want to use this medium to congratulate you for being one of the selected winners to receive the amount US$150,000.00 you have been chosen among the 13 lucky winners in this Mid year grant. Be assured you stand no risk as this is my money,for source and verification Please you can read more about me by Viewing this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2679967/Tennessee-man-claims-259-million-Powerball-prize.html I decided to make my donation to both the charity and Individuals as God has lead me to and i told some Ministers about this which they said was a welcome idea and told me that my donation will help life&s and put smile on the face of the needy. I decided to select my self by going to Facebook to make a research. My donation of US$150,000.00 US Dollars may not be much to you but i believe it will go a long way to improving your standard of living like my Power ball Jackpot did to me. Meanwhile, my office have tried to reach you by mail on several occasion but with no success due to that, when ever an e-mail is been sent to you, it return back to our system as undelivered so if you have by any chance received this message, endeavor to get back immediately so that you can be given the proceedings on how you can receive your grant. However for the purpose of proper verification among other relevant information, it is imperative that you supply us with the following requirements; and return back to me and my entire household will be glad for you to visit us after my donation gets to you. Do this on time so you can contact the payout bank for further directives. 1. Your Full Name. …………………. 2. Your Complete Address. ……. 3. Age……………………….. 4. Direct Telephone Number……………. 5. Mobile Number…………………………………… 6. Present Occupation………… 7. E-mail :……………………………………………………………. I do hope that you will be able to use the money wisely and judiciously over there in your state. May the Good lord bless your heart to be a blessing to your family and your society as soon as my donation gets to you. Sincerely Yours, Mr Roy Cockrum firstname.lastname@example.org Phone OR send me a Text message on: (408) 634-9159 email@example.com
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