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The message below, which was certainly sent randomly to thousands of people around the world, claims to be from a charitable organization that has a donation for you. In fact, it’s a standard example of a “charity scam” message. The sender is not from a charity — he’s just a scammer trying to pick your pocket by means of the old “advance fee fraud” technique.
Subject: *RE: Deposit|Charitable Gesture
From: Susanne Klatten firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016
Your 3.7 million USD deposit from Susanne Klatten 50M Philanthropic Donation is ready.
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