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"Advance Fee Fraud" letter, where I am promised millions for
my assistance. These stories are all lies, and if I respond, sooner
or later I will be asked to pay a fee. If I pay, another fee will quickly
come up, and it will continue that way until I give up or run out of
money. I will never see the millions, because they never existed.
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From: Valentin <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2006
Subject: I wish you a Merry Christmas
Please excuse me for this letter.
My name is Valentin. I'm student and I live with my mother in a small town Kaluga, Russia. My mother cannot see and she receive pension very rare which is not enought even for medications.
I work very hard every day to be able to buy necessities for my mother, but my salary is very small, because my studies still not finished.
Due to deep crisis authorities stoped gas in our district and now we cannot heat our home. I don't know what to do because the winter is coming and the temperature becomes colder each day.
I am very afraid that the temperature inside our home will become very cold and we will not be able to survive.
Therefore I finded several e-mail addresses and thank to the free internet access in our local library I decided to appeal to you with prayer in my heart for small help.
If you have any old sleping bag, warm blanket, electric heater, warm clothes and shoes, canned and dried food, vitamins, medicines from cold, any hygiene-products, I will be very grateful to you if you could send it to our postal address which is:
I hope to hear from you very soon and I pray that you can help us. I also hope very much that this hard situation will become better in our region very soon.
From all my heart I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I wish that the New Year will bring hapiness in your family and all your dreams come true.
Valentin and my mother Elena.
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