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.Prize To; … $900,000,00 Late Mandela Sony Winnings / (Ticket-number (B 5604545 188) Read Carefully & Reply Urgently

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.Prize To; … $900,000,00 Late Mandela Sony Winnings / (Ticket-number (B 5604545 188) Read Carefully & Reply Urgently

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.Prize To; … $900,000,00 Late Mandela Sony Winnings / (Ticket-number (B 5604545 188) Read Carefully & Reply Urgently

.Prize To; … $900,000,00 Late Mandela Sony Winnings / (Ticket-number (B 5604545 188) Read Carefully & Reply Urgently –

Dear Winner , Yes you are 100% a winner In brief, their was a promotion in connection and Also in remembrance of our late icon and legend Nelson Mandela here in South Africa. of which your email was selected and picked along as winner via computerization ballot system. In case if you are trying to call me on phone if your country is either USA or CANADA this is how you are going to dial out my phone number exactly . This Sony Winnings Mandela award is also in connection and appreciation with the 2010 fifa world cup that was successfully hosted here in South Africa. kindly view this homepage : Having received your email as well as been verified on our system network, I am pleased to inform you that you are indeed a winner of USD$900,000,00. Moreover, you can receive your Fund in Two ways; One either by Certified Cashier Cheque mail posted to you via Courier Service OR via Bank to Bank Transfer of which you are to forward your Nominated Account to me. And for your information a Winning Certificate will be issued in your name from the Legal Ministry of Justice annexed with this Winning lottery of which this will proof to you that you are a winner. So I advise you to fill this form below and forward it back to me directly via my email so that i can be able to obtain your Winning Certificate and furnish it to you as scan attached to you via your email together with the Bank Transfer Requirement.. Full Names:. Country: Private Phone Number:. .. Sex.. Age:.. Occupation: Nationality:.. Residential Address: Warning: kindly be warned that on no account should you give out to anybody or third party your winning Ticket number to avoid impersonation which may leads to your Automatically Disqualification. Lastly, kindly feel free to give me a phone call on my direct line: +27- 731 23 5230. At any given time if you have any further verbal clarification please. Accepts My Congratulation Once More!! Dr.Joe Simon(Barrister@Esq.) Tel : + 27-731 23 5230. ***Please find as attached copy of My Identity Document, to acquint you of your claim agent assisting you.

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

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How to check if you received a scam email

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    Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.

  2. Confirm the details.

    Visit their website and look for a phone number or email address. Search for the website yourself. Do not assume the details in the email are valid.

  3. Confirm using the information you have found

    Using the details you have researched, call or email the business and ask them to verify the information within the email.

  4. Check if the email has been sent to multiple people

    Google snippets of the email text to see if the same format has been used in the past. eg “Army officer from Syria but now living with the United Nations on asylum”

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