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YOU WON IN EURO MEGA 2020 LOCK-DOWN AWARD DONATION
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Scam Email received November 27, 2020 from mrnelsonwhite2001@yahoo.com

mrnelsonwhite2001@yahoo.com
mrnelsonwhite2001@yahoo.com
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mrnelsonwhite2001@yahoo.com

Subject:

YOU WON IN EURO MEGA 2020 LOCK-DOWN AWARD DONATION

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YOU WON IN EURO MEGA 2020 LOCK-DOWN AWARD DONATION


YOU WON IN EURO MEGA 2020 LOCK-DOWN AWARD DONATION – mrnelsonwhite2001@yahoo.com


You have been gifted $970,000 USD in the Month of July 2020 Lottery Donation Funds. Consequently you won the lottery in the 3RD category. You are therefore approved for a lump sum payout.Your full names Your personal telephone number your Occupation: KEEP YOUR DONATION WINNING CONFIDENTIAL UNTIL CLAIM IS MADE TO AVOID WRONG OR DOUBLE CLAIMING. THAT MIGHT LEAD TO DISQUALIFIES YOU Thank you for accepting our offer,Sir.Engr Bruce. +447452035734 mrnelsonwhite2001@yahoo.com

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