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Some scammers send long elaborate messages, and some send short and mysterious messages — what I call “mystery scam” messages. The purpose of these short messages is to pique your curiosity so you will respond, and then once the scammer has you on the hook, he’ll spin out some elaborate story, all designed in the end to pick your pocket. The two-line message below is a good example of one of these “mystery scam” messages.
From: “Ward, Elsie” Elsie.Ward@marriott.com
Subject: FW: DEAL
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016
I have a deal worth $48 Millions to discuss Reply to my private email (email@example.com) for details
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