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The message below is a typical example of a charity scam message, similar to the “You have won the lottery!” scams that many people are familiar with. Sad to say, the message isn’t from a real charity official, and you haven’t received a multi-million dollar donation.
Subject: Qatar Foundation Donation
From: Qatar Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:43:36 -0700
You have been selected to receive €950,000.00 Euro, from Qatar Foundation donation award. Kindly reply to the below e-mail for more details.
Mr Rashid Al-Naimi.
Contact e-mail: email@example.com
Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Foundation Endowment.
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