The Virus or Malicious Email Message
Subject: please review our order urgently
Happy New Year 2015
How was your holiday? hope it was fine. Pls this is the second mail we are sending from our alternative mail yet no response from your side since you sent us your price list in August last year. Based on our last inquiry we have confirmed our order and contract agreement as attached in this mail. Do the needful by preparing a signed sales contract.
Note: Please confirm if the prices of the attached are still the same before proceeding. We hope to hear from you soon..
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