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I got a letter from someone today. There was no name or address of sender but only some scrambled letters:

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Inside the letter the text was written:

Message for You:)

and below that was scratch-able area, after scratching that I got encrypted message:

TLFNIUOHIGCZ

Can you help me find out what is the message and who sent it?

HINT 1:

Sorry guys was away for some time but I found something weird that could be of some use. I photocopied the letter and in the copy I can see some watermarks. As my machine was not working properly so can't find what's written exactly but some dots around some letters. May be you guys could find something from it so sharing a pic of copy.

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Hint 1 EDIT:

the watermark is only around lower case letters

HINT 2:

The correct photocopy of cover of letter: I can clearly see numbers around some letters.

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HINT 3:

Take pairs from what you see and you will find from part of letter(don't expect only name:)).

HINT 4:

Now, as you already played with lowers, its time for another type (capitals):) (keep in mind Take Pairs) also don't get confused by words you can always play with letters:P

HINT 5:

Combine hint 3 and 4.

EDIT:

The first part of puzzle has been solved by tyobrien, So I will appreciate if anyone wanna solve the second part i.e. decode the actual message(independent of first part).

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    $\begingroup$ The postman must be a genius. $\endgroup$ – ibrahim mahrir Nov 30 '17 at 21:31
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    $\begingroup$ The hint decodes to "take pairs". No idea where to go from there, though... $\endgroup$ – Lolgast Dec 4 '17 at 8:50
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    $\begingroup$ @Kamome, its JV $\endgroup$ – Preet Dec 18 '17 at 2:14
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    $\begingroup$ This is still unsolved! Oh my! I hope it won't stay like this untill 2019. $\endgroup$ – ibrahim mahrir Jan 8 '18 at 2:47
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    $\begingroup$ It's been about month when I saw this puzzle first time, and I'm still PUZZLING (ha.....). Preet said "try newbie's approach", but I'm still quite can't get it. :( ps. By the way, because of this one, my working time became not as boring as before :) $\endgroup$ – Kamome Jan 18 '18 at 6:20
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Following the instructions to "take pairs"...

we can take all the capital letters that have another capital letter. This listing gives the letters J, F, O, R, E, T, E, M. This is an anagram for "From Jeet".

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  • $\begingroup$ Well done!! you solved the first part of puzzle.. Try solving the second part. Good luck! $\endgroup$ – Preet Mar 26 '18 at 1:56
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This is my second try i think answer can be

MESSAGE FROM @PREET

ULFNIUOHIGCZ

HAPPYNEWYEAR = HAPPY NEW YEAR

Ignore me if this is not the answer Sorry , there will be a delay in explanation of my answer exams are going on.

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    $\begingroup$ How’d you get Rick and Morty $\endgroup$ – Napoleon of Puzzling Dec 1 '17 at 11:48
  • $\begingroup$ @NapoleonofPuzzling With a brute force attack you get will get name for first four letters $\endgroup$ – rudra Dec 1 '17 at 12:06
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    $\begingroup$ @Preet i will try again $\endgroup$ – rudra Dec 1 '17 at 14:16
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    $\begingroup$ I think you should explain how you got the answer rather than just what the answer is. Even if it's something as simple as "i just guessed based on the length of the code", it's still better than having the answer pop out of nowhere imo. $\endgroup$ – votbear Dec 6 '17 at 7:21
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    $\begingroup$ @rudra no idea how you got it but sorry to say you are not on right track but really wanna know how you get it $\endgroup$ – Preet Dec 8 '17 at 1:00
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Well If you take the hint from Hint 2 quite literally you get

1= t, 2=a, 3=k, 4=e, 5=p, 6=a, 7=i, 8=r, 9=s takepairs

I don't know how to apply that to the larger solution though Should be a lead to figure out the name of the sender...maybe to the message as well

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    $\begingroup$ now you have hint, no need to decrypt it its there to guide you for next step, so move on $\endgroup$ – Preet Dec 8 '17 at 1:00
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Some hint that I am getting, which may probably be wrong, is that, we can caesar shift some of the capital letter words. So,

JV->AM FOR-> GPS BG->IN ME->AS

Although I can't do it for all the words. Also, we can take pairs of alphabets, or take pairs of words and jumble them, but I am not being able to reach close to any solution. I get it's a name, but decoding names can be quite hard.

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    $\begingroup$ I must say your second approach will be good and you will get from part of letter so don't expect only name. Try! $\endgroup$ – Preet Dec 20 '17 at 0:17
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I think the sender's name is Sofia.

BG -> Bulgaria(Two letter country code) and the capital of Bulgaria is Sofia. :D

You said to look into to Capitals :P

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    $\begingroup$ I appreciate your thinking but sorry not correct, for me capital is what we say opposite of lower letters i.e. upper case letters:P $\endgroup$ – Preet Dec 28 '17 at 0:15

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