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Added May 31, 2022:
Subject: Dear Student,
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Please give us 24 hours to terminate your account OR verifying your account
Failure to Verify will result in closure of your account.
We received a request from you to terminate.
Added May 18, 2022:
Added March 28, 2022:
Subject: Order number
Order ID : IPUC19645HJK
Dear User ,
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If you have a question about your order status, please call us on call +1 855 520 0267
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Added February 21, 2022:
The password for firstname.lastname@example.org will expire today Monday, February 21, 2022.
You risk losing access to email and other office applications.
Kindly use the link above to extend your password validity period.
Added February 10, 2022:
From: elly worker <email@example.com> <-NOTE THE GMAIL ADDRESS
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2022 1:24 PM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <-NOTE THE OUTLOOK ADDRESS
Subject: Subscription Started: Invoice No. NOR20220210DTD
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||: NORTON PROTECTION
||: 2022 Feb 10
||: 1 year from ISSUE DATE
||: $234.27 USD
||: Debit from account
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Added February 10, 2022:
Subject: Your interest
First I must solicit your confidence in this transaction; this is byvirtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and top secret.Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any oneapprehensive and worried, but I am assuring that this is real andgenuine. My name is Gilbert Jones am the director, bills and exchangeat the foreign remittance department of a leading bank in Spain. Icame to know you in my private search for a reliable and reputableperson to handle this Confidential Transaction, which involves thetransfer of a huge sum of money to a foreign account requiring maximumconfidence.
MY PROPOSITION; we discovered an abandoned sum of €14,320,000.00(Fourteen Million Three Hundred and Twenty Thousand Euros) in anaccount belonging to one of our late customer Mr. Joseph Robert Inabawho died in 2010 after battling with cancer. Since his death, none ofhis next-of-kin or relations has come forward to lay claims to thisfund as the heir. We cannot release the fund from his account unlesssomeone applies for claim as the next-of-kin to the deceased asindicated in our banking guidelines.
Unfortunately, no family member or relative has ever appeared to claimthe said fund. Upon this discovery, I now seek your consent to haveyou stand as next of kin to the deceased so that the funds (FourteenMillion Three Hundred and Twenty Thousand Euros) can be released andpaid into your account as the beneficiary's next of kin otherwise thefund will be returned to treasury as unclaimed funds. All documents toenable you receive this fund will be carefully worked out. Pleaseacknowledge receipt of my letter in acceptance of our mutual businessendeavor.
1. Date of Birth.
3. Marital Status
4. Telephone Number
The above requirement will enable me file letter of claim to theappropriate departments for necessary approval in our favor before thetransfer can be made. The ratio of sharing will be as stated thus; onfinal conclusion of this project, 50% of this shall be for me, while50% shall be for you. Your share 50% stays while my 50% share shall beused for investment purposes in your Country. Please do not take undueadvantage of the trust I bestow in you.
I have worked out all modality to complete the transactionsuccessfully, be rest assured that the transaction is 100% legal andrisk free. Once again, if my proposal is acceptable to you, Kindlyreply via my private email address for further discussion on how toproceed.
Subject: Urgent request what number can I text you on?
Are you available?
From: Douglas Jones
Date: December 1, 2021 at 1:03:32 PM EST
To: Douglas Jones
Did you receive my previous message?
Waiting to hear from you.
Added December 7, 2021:
From: karishama.singh <email@example.com>
Subject: From Mrs. Karishma Singh
Date: November 30, 2021 at 10:17:27 AM EST
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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
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.
2. Phone number...............................
4. Country of Origin and residence
Hope to hear from you soon.
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: vtc.vt.edu -IT <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:45 PM
To: Bob Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: -Action_Needed-Password-Expiry-6/8/2021 3:45:20 p.m.
OUTLOOK PASSWORD EXPIRY NOTICE
Password for email@example.com expires today
Follow below to keep your current password & avoid Data loss.
[Keep Current Password]
Added March 31, 2021:
From: Avery Meyers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Reply-To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 10:56 AM
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