Scam Email received March 25, 2020 from email@example.com
DONATION – firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Christine Weir and i live in Scotland, My husband and I scooped 161 million on the EuroMillions lottery in July 2011 – the largest jackpot won in Europe and have voluntarily decided to donate the sum of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ($2,500,000.00) to you as part of our own 2020 charity project to improve the life&s of 5 lucky individuals all over the continents of the world. Our Weir Charitable Trust aims to support Scottish groups, individuals or other charities providing services in the country. We are delighted that the Weir Charitable Trust is now open since we won the Euro Millions lottery, it has been a privilege to be in a position to provide support where we could and we have been looking at finding a more structured way to share our good fortune on an ongoing basis across Scotland.You can verify our winnings, please see our interview by visiting the web page below: http://metro.co.uk/2011/07/15/euromillions-winners-colin-and-chris-weir-we-didnt-sleep-all-night-78569/This is a dream of touching the lives of 5 lucky individuals, and i want this to be confidential not to attract the public. I have deposited the sum of $2,500,000.00 in an Offshore Account which is ready to be released to you once you contact my lawyer Mr. Anthony Wilson with the following information below:(ATTORNEY CONTACT) Name : Anthony Wilson Email: email@example.com Contact him now and send him (1) Your full names, (2) Your contact Address, (3) Your mobile phone numbers, so he can guide you on receiving your funds nominated to you as part of my personal charity.I know how excited you must be to receive this gift from me, and the truth is that i am secretly doing this to put smiles into homes and hearts of people worldwide.Once again congratulation from all staff of Weir Charitable Trust.To know more about me please view my biography: http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Weir,_ChrisSigned Weir Charitable Trust 27 Maritime Street Leith,mmEdinburgh, EH6 6SE firstname.lastname@example.org
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