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Email Scam from: powell lucas -

From: powell lucas

Date:06/27/2016 09:44 (GMT-05:00)

Subject: Re: hey

 Hello susshine!
   how was your night i guess it went well, I am so happy for the love and care you have shown to me, I swear i love you from my heart, sorry did i not reply your email on time in was because of the problem on the high sea, now the situation here is getting worst and we have done all we could to put the brain box of i the ship in order but to no avail, And besides we just received information from the Signal house that there are sea pirates from Indonesia blocking the sea. They are about 312 KM away from us and the nearest place for this Ship to anchor is Labuan Island some where in East Malaysia
    As it is now, we are no longer safe because we fear the pirates attack because the ship is very slow now. We have called for a rescue team but we are yet to get a response from our headquarters, The captains of the Ship have announced that all passengers should offload their goods for another means of transportation as the SHIP will duck here for another 17 days until its safe to continue sailing and Brain Box fixed properly.
    My problem now is all my earn time savings and little part of the money i also took as as loan are with me here in the ship it is (295,000USD ) Two Hundred and Ninty Five Thousand dollars, Which I kept in my cabin safe box. I do not want it stolen from me in the event of any attack. My plan was to use this money to buy Metal oil in drums in Australia and supply to a company in Mexico I already had contract agreement with. And planing to start a new line and new life after i retire immediately after this sail.
    I have discussed with one of the security company here. They will proceed delivery immediately I get a confirmation from you to assist me in receiving this money because there is no bank here and i don,t want to loose the money to sea pirates because i know how i suffered for it.
    As one of the sail engineers of Operation in this Ship, it’s not possible for me to move along with the passenger because I have to take care of this ship until all GOODS/PRODUCT are completely discharged.
    Now there are so many security company stands at the sea shore and I am thinking of what to do? And at this time I need you to stand by me ..I don't know what to do now ; I want to quickly send you the money so that you can help me to secure it in your place or into your Bank account until I have the chance to make my trip and meet you soonest. I know we have not met each other but I TRUST you and give you my whole heart so that life can move straight with us and i know you will never disappoint or hurt me because we are already two in one flesh. I have learned to take life as it happens as I remember everything happens for a reason, I just can wait to get off of this issue and be with you soon.
    Honey quickly forward to me your information as follows to enable me send the money to you immediately through Diplomatic Secured Security Organization:-
    Your Full Name:
    Your Receiving Address(home address):
    your Mobile number:
    please be fast about it
    sunshine, This is very urgent. I am sitting by the sea shore now and waiting for your prompt response. Please I need your prayers more this time because we are in a state of confusion praying that nothing happens to us. I miss you so much my dear and sorry for inconviniencing you.
    in pains

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