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|Name||Deborah Thornton ⇒|
|Email Address||DEBORAH.THORNTON@cfisd.net ⇒|
It seemed legit at the first glance, the scammers even got so far as to use a legit site of Violet Foundation (http://violetfoundation.org.au/) - however the cinch is in the name - Violet Large Foundation doesn't exist, though violet Foundation (a true one,) does, and if you aren't careful with reading, you can be fooled the two foundations are one and the same.
The scam is the newer version of the Allen and Violet Large Foundation - you can find the info on the same site under the link ( http://www.scamdex.com/ScamTipReports/7504 ), if you want to compare the data for yourself. Also, the scam is being sent from the third party's email address, so be careful when you check from who it is - I got it from someone named Deborah Thornton - the person seems legit, even email can be found on the net, if you search for it, but they don't do any work for this 'charity foundation'. And the last nail in this coffin of stupidity of an email - check the 'personal email' - you can see it is [firstname.lastname@example.org], and if you cross-reference it, it comes suspiciously near email@example.com - and I've found another version of the scam here: ( https://mail.gna.org/public/spam/2013-11/msg00778.html ).
Note the huge amounts of money mentioned, and that clause of ....'Do not reply back for security reasons. Just contact the donor with your code via personal email...'. These are the warning flags in any of the scam email of this type being sent around. The spelling here is also faulty (word 'wiith' - should have been 'with').
Final words - It's a scam, plain and simple.
From: DEBORAH J THORNTON (DEBORAH.THORNTON@cfisd.net)
Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2013 9:15:52 PM
US$2,000.000.00 USD has been donated to you from Violet Large charity foundation. Contact the donator wiith your code [AQ2013W] Reply for claims without this security code will be alerting the Anti-fraud Unit and IC3.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Do not reply back for security reasons. Just contact the donator with your code via personal email [firstname.lastname@example.org]
DEBORAH J THORNTON.
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