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Subject: Urgent request what number can I text you on?

 Are you available? 

From: Douglas Jones
Subject: Re:
Date: December 1, 2021 at 1:03:32 PM EST
To: Douglas Jones

Did you receive my previous message?

Waiting to hear from you.

Regards,Mr.Douglas Whalley.

Added December 7, 2021:

From: karishama.singh <>
Subject: From Mrs. Karishma Singh
Date: November 30, 2021 at 10:17:27 AM EST
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

I am writing this mail to you with heavy tears In my eyes and great
Sorrow in my heart,

My Name is Mrs. Karishma Singh and I am contacting you from my country
MML Medical Center Sp.z.o.o. Address:        ul.Bagno 2 , Warsaw
00-112, Poland.

I want to tell you this because I don’t have any other option than to
tell  you as I was touched to open up to  you, I married to
Mr.Mohammed Singh from (INDIA) who worked with Tunisia embassy in
Burkina Faso for nine years before he died in the year 2009.We were
married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief
illness that lasted for only five days. Since his death I decided not
to remarry,  When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of
US$ 4.5m (Four Million Five hundred Thousand Dollars) in a bank in
Ouagadougou the capital city of Burkina Faso in west Africa Presently
this money is still in bank. He made this money available for
exportation of Gold from Burkina Faso mining.  Recently, My Doctor
told me that I would not last for the period of seven days due to
cancer problem. The one that disturbs me most is my stroke sickness.
Having known my condition I decided to hand you over this money to
take care of the less-privileged people, you will utilize this money
the way I am going to instruct here I want you to take 30 Percent of
the total money for your personal use While 70% of the money will go
to charity,people in the street and helping the orphanage.  I grew up
as an Orphan and I don't have any body  as my family member, just to
end endeavor that the house of God is maintained. Am doing this so
that God will forgive my sins and accept my soul because these
sicknesses have suffered me so much. As soon as I receive your reply
I will give you the contact of the bank in Burkina Faso and I will
also instruct  the Bank Manger to issue you an authority letter that
will prove you the present beneficiary of the money in the bank that
is if you assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated here in.

Hoping to receive your reply
From  Mrs. Karishma Singh

Added December 7, 2021:

From: George Williams <>
Subject: From Mr.George Williams

From Mr.George Williams

Greeting. My name is Mr.George Williams, an accountant, I will need
your assistance in this business transaction, to applying as the next
of kin to my Late customer, who died with entier family on Monday,
July 21, 2003 with Kenya airlines

I will finish you with details when you get back to me.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr.George Williams

Added December 7, 2021:

Subject: Dear friend.... 

Dearest beloved one,

I am Mrs.Mariam Abdul a 52 year old  from Dubai. I was born an orphan
and GOD blessed me abundantly with riches but no children nor husband
which makes me an unhappy woman. Now I am affected with cancer of the
lung and breast with a partial stroke which has affected my speech. I
can no longer talk well and half of my body is paralyzed, I sent this
email to you with the help of my private female nurse.

My condition is really deteriorating day by day and it is really
giving me lots to think about.  This has prompted my decision to
donate all I have for charity; I have made numerous donations all over
the world. After going through your profile, I decided to make my last
donation of seven Million Five Hundred Thousand United Kingdom Pounds
(UK£7.500, 000, 00) to you as my investment manager. I want you to
build an Orphanage home with my name (  fMariam Abdul) in your

If you are willing and able to do this task for the sake of humanity
then send me below information for more details to receive the funds.

1. Name...................................................

2. Phone number...............................

3. Address.............................................

4. Country of Origin and residence

Hope to hear from you soon.

Yours Faithfully,
Mrs.Mariam Abdul

Added December 1, 2021:

Subject: Urgent request what number can I text you on

Are you available?

Typlically followed by a conversation requesting credit card or gift card information. 

Added June 9, 2021: 

From: -IT <> 
Sent: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:45 PM
To: Bob Smith <>
Subject: -Action_Needed-Password-Expiry-6/8/2021 3:45:20 p.m.



Password for expires today
Follow below to keep your current password & avoid Data loss.

[Keep Current Password]

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Added March 31, 2021: 

From: Avery Meyers <>
Reply-To: "" <>
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 10:56 AM
To: xxxxx
Subject: State Retirement Assistance for Virginia Tech Personnel


Employee xxxxx, 

Each year, as an employee of Virginia Tech you are eligible to schedule a phone call or teleconference meeting with a representative for answers to your specific state, federal and individual retirement benefit questions.

At your consultation, you will be provided with information that will tell you what your potential income can be when you retire, and how much longer you may have to work. That, along with advice on the best ways to utilize your options with your state retirement and/or Social Security benefits. 

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Appointments fill up quickly. If you’d like to secure your spot, click on the link below, or simply reply “yes” to this email.

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