Scam Email received 5/18/2019
ATTENTION;THE OWNER OF THIS EMAIL ADDRESS,
ATTENTION;THE OWNER OF THIS EMAIL ADDRESS, – email@example.com
ATTENTION;THE OWNER OF THIS EMAIL ADDRESS, Congratulations; This is to inform you that your E-mail address won a Lottery valued 17.8m usd it was either entered by you or a friend and the funds has being packed in Iron Metal Box and deposited at the TNT Global Express Delivery Company by Lottery promotion Lawyer,to be deliver to you as it was the Security Company that has an International delivery immunity searle. This is the Registration Number of your Package;KG/009/205/018.Batch Number,SG00323/18.Kindly contact the TNT Global Company now through this e-mail address below; E-mail;(firstname.lastname@example.org ) Contact Person;Mr Olu Jacob the Shipping Manager. and give them your home address,occupation, and your direct phone number and also indicate the registration no,to them to enable the delivery agent locate you upon the arrival in your country with your package. Note, that the funds were registered in the Delivery company as your family Native Clothes for security reasons,Therefore do not disclose the real content of this Package to the company to avoid lost. God bless you while i wait to hear good news from you soon. Thanks. Carmen Victoria Garcia, Victoria Garcia – email@example.com
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