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U.S Ambassador / Tag NO.:XXXX.

Scam Email received July 10, 2018 from
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U.S Ambassador / Tag NO.:XXXX.

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U.S Ambassador / Tag NO.:XXXX.

U.S Ambassador / Tag NO.:XXXX. –

From United States Ambassador To Nigeria Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive Central District Area, Abuja NigeriaDear Fund Receiver,We want to let you know that the sum of $15.8million being a contract/inheritans/compensation and winning fund payment. I have make an arrangement of coming to your country with your consignment winning box as a united state agent i have the power to pass customs and security agencies without any blockage if the consignment is completely registered. You are to confirm the tracking of some person that receive their consignment box with UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICES (USPS) . Tracking no: 1Z5771400351823395You are instructed to provide the below particulars: Names: Address: Telephone: Nearest Airport:My trip will be upon the receipt of your above particulars so that delivery can commence with your consignment Tag NO.:XXXX. My Biography : God bless America William S. Symington U.S Ambassador

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