Scam Email received 5/17/2019
Mrs Theresa Coleman
I NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE.
I NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE. – [email protected]
Dear friend, I am Mrs. Theresa Coleman, 61 years old, deaf and a widow. I was married to late Engr Howard Coleman ,who worked with Shell Development Company in London for Twenty-Six years before he died in the year 2007 after a brief illness that lasted only five days. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of US$10 M in a firm here. Following my ill health(Cancer of the Lungs), my Doctor told me that I may not live longer than required due to my health condition. I am looking forward to seeing someone who can use this money in charitable works. More details will be made known to you upon your response. Contact me via my email: [email protected] Mrs Theresa Coleman – [email protected]
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