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Scammers often use the names of companies and organizations that have a positive public image in order to hook people into their scams. This message claims to be from Google, a company most people know and respect, and says you have won a prize. What could be better? Alas, it’s really a scam message, similar to a lottery scam, and the real Google has nothing to do with it.
Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2016
From: Google 2016 anniversary award centre email@example.com
Reply-To: null firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Google 2016 Official Award Winning Notification Letter
Dear Google User,
You have been selected as a winner for using Google services. Find attached email with more details.
CEO of Google
©2016 Google Incorporation
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