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YOUR EMAIL HAS WON $1,000,000!!!!
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Scam Email received 7/11/2020

Email From:

webft29@gbva.in

Sender Name:

©REWARD

Other emails used:

, claimprize5555@hotmail.com

Email Subject:

YOUR EMAIL HAS WON $1,000,000!!!!


YOUR EMAIL HAS WON $1,000,000!!!! – claimprize5555@hotmail.com


2020 MICROSOFT/WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION COMPENSATION PROGRAM This is to inform you that your active email address has been selected as one of the lucky winners of MICROSOFT/WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION COMPENSATION PROGRAM. Due to the recent (CORONAVIRUS-PANDEMIC) which has left the whole globe/world financial cramped, therefore, the MICROSOFT/WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION have decided to compensate companies, families as well as individuals. After the computer random draw, your active email address was among the emails that was chosen as one of the winners. Therefore, you are among the people that have been selected to be compensated with the total amount of $1,000,000.00 (One Million United States Dollars Only) for the CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC attack. PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM. Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Center. Yahoo Prize Award must be claimed no later than 28th days, from date of Notification. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.Stated below are your identification numbers: BATCH NUMBER: MFI/08/APA-43658, REFERENCE NUMBER:2008234522, PIN: 1208WINNING NUMBER: 45 07 33 25 14 48 And Bonus 11, These numbers fall within the Johannesburg South African Location file, you are requested to contact our fiduciary agent in Johannesburg South Africa and send your winning identification numbers to her and also call immediately you send her your details: CLAIMS MANAGER CONTACT INFORMATION: NAME: MRS. EMMA WILLIAMS E-Mail: claimprize5555@hotmail.com TEL:+ 27 73 865 5543. You are advised to send the following information to your Claims Agent/Manager to facilitate the release of of your fund to you. Also remember to call her after you sent your details. 1. Full Name……………………………. 2. Country………………………………… 3. Contact Address…………………… 4. Age…………………………………….. 5. Mobile Tel Number……………….. 6. Sex…………………………………… 7. Occupation………………………….. 8. Marital Status………………………. 9. Email address…………………….. Congratulations!! Once again. Yours in service, Susan Davies (coordinator) For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claims is processed and your money remitted to your nominated bank account. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. Please be warned!!!!! ©REWARD – claimprize5555@hotmail.com

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