Scam Email received October 17, 2021 from firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com, – firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Day We bring you good tidings! This message is sent to you as a notification that you have been selectedas one of the beneficiaries to our Charity and Humanitarian Project. OurAim and Objectives is to touch lives by assisting Individuals, Families andBusinesses that are affected by this COVID-19 Pandemic. We arealso extending this Grants to the NEEDY and the LESS-PRIVELEDGEDall over the world. I am Azim Hashim Premji, an Indian business tycoon, investor, engineerand a philanthropist. I am the founder chairman of Wipro Limited. Youcan read more about me on google or visit this Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azim_Premji We have successfully selected your email/contacts through an electronicballoting system. The selection process was carried out through an electronicemail ballot system where millions of email addresses were drawn randomlyfrom worldwide web email directories from which you have emerged as oneof our lucky winners. Your name with email address happens to be among the LUCKY BENEFICIARIES.Congratulations!!! We are giving out the sum of US$500,000 to each Lucky Winner. If you are interested in my donation, contact me for more information. I also wantYou to be part of my Charity Foundation as soon as you receive this COVID-19Pandemic Grant (money). Reply for more details. Best Regards,Managing Director Wipro Limited email@example.com
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