Scam Email received 5/17/2019
Caroline Sharapova Esq OON
URGENT NOW – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello We write to inform you about your lottery inheritance award winning check of $9.8 million USD which was issued out from the bank last week, although the check has been cashed & converted to ATM Visa card, reason, the check was cashed & loaded into a card is because the check may get expired before it gets to your possession, therefore we have registered the ATM card with FedEx courier company here. So you are advise contact them via their info below, please ensure you send them your current address where to deliver the ATM card. FedEx Manager: Julius Johnson Email: email@example.com Phone: +229 61956542 Endeavor to indicate the ATM parcel registration number to them which is ( ATM-067CZ ) when contacting them. Sincerely yours, Caroline Sharapova Esq OON, Secretary to IMF Benin republic. Caroline Sharapova Esq OON – firstname.lastname@example.org
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