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419 Nigerian Scam
Unsolicited Spam Originating From: Stockholm, Sweden (18.104.22.168)
Originating Network(s): dgc.se
Date Received: 3/5/2013
Received: from (EHLO real.57.140.94.in-addr.dgcsystems.net) (22.214.171.124)
Received: from User (cpc1-seac4-0-0-cust22.7-2.cable.virginmedia.com [126.96.36.199])
(Authenticated sender: kk)
by real.57.140.94.in-addr.dgcsystems.net (Postfix) with ESMTPA id C442E5B76A2;
Tue, 5 Mar 2013 06:57:33 +0100 (CET)
Contents of Spam:
From: The National Lottery <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, March 4, 2013 11:56 PM
Subject: E-mail Draw (#1784)