Scam Email received June 24, 2018 from email@example.com
my subject – firstname.lastname@example.org
BMW LOTTERY DEPARTMENT 5070 WILSHIRE BLVD LOS ANGELES. CA 90036 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. EMAIL: email@example.com HELPLINE: (929) 336-5172NOTE: 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.Dear Winner,This is to inform you that you have been selected for a prize of a brand new 2016/2017 Model BMW X5 SUV and a Check of $3,500,000.00 USD from the international balloting programs held on the 2nd section in the UNITED STATE OF AMERICA.Description of prize vehicle; The X5 has enough luxurious space for everybody. Rear Comfort seats with enhanced foam padding offer 3” of forward/backward movement, putting passengers in the perfect position to utilize a DVD drive and two optional 10.2” LCD screens. An optional third row seat offers extended capacity, and includes its own climate control. Options: With one of BMW’s largest cargo spaces, you’ll find it hard to run out of anything. The X5’s rear seats split 40/20/40, folding away to convert 35.8 cubic feet of trunk space in to a full 76.7 cubic feet. Details like two cargo rails, four fastening points, a tensioning strap, and a rear cargo net add enough function to store it all. The optional Wi-Fi Hotspot keeps you connected to everything you love whether you&re on-the-go or far off the beaten path. Included with the Wi-Fi Hotspot, a Wireless Charging Pocket will keep you fully charged anywhere the road may lead. The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection system (ESS) from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world which you were selected.The BMW Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and also Licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact our fiduciary claims department for more information as regards procedures to the claim of your prize.Name: Harris Martin Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgContact him by providing him with your secret pin code Number BMW:255125HGDY03/23.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. Sex 6. Occupation : 7. Direct Phone : 8. Present Country : 9. Email address : 10. BMW Winning Code:BMWLOTTERY577648/001Please you are to provide him with the above listed details as soon as possible so he can begin with the processing of your prize winnings.Congratulations again from all our staff and thank you for being part of our promotional program.Mr Harris Martin THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS BMW LOTTERY DEPARTMENT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA email@example.com
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