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This is a type of lottery scam message that is becoming more common. Scammers take the name of genuine lottery winners from the news (Gaetan and Joann Champagne) and impersonate them, claiming to be offering you a share of their winnings as a charitable donation. Scammers are always coming up with new ways to pick your pocket — don’t fall into the trap.
Subject: Lucky Winner!!!!!
From: Gaetan and Joann Champagne firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Fri, 20 May 2016
You have been selected by my foundation as one of the three (3) lucky winners to receive its annual donation cash prize of five million dollars. My wife and i decided to set up a foundation aimed at providing financial aids and assistance to reputable individuals around the world. Kindly forward, Full name, Age,country, Tel Number to the email below to claim funds.
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