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You don’t have to be able to read German to recognize the short message below as a standard lottery scam message. It was probably sent randomly today to thousands or tens of thousands of people around the world. Always remember the first rule of lotteries: if you didn’t actually enter, you certainly didn’t win.
From: “COCA-COLA FOUNDATION” email@example.com
Subject: Offizielle Mitteilung !!!
Date: Sun, 8 May 2016
Sehr geehrte GEWINNER,
Bitte, siehe das angefügte vertrauliche E-mail von der Spanischen Lotterie Kommission. Bitte SEHR VERTRAULICH ZU BEHANDELN !!!
FELIX GARRY HERNANDEZ
Here is an automated translation to show what the scammer is saying in English:
Please, see the attached confidential e-mail from the Spanish lottery commission. Please TREAT AS VERY CONFIDENTIAL!!!
FELIX HERNANDEZ GARRY
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