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I am barrister Robert Morris Freedom Chamber,
roberttmorris007@outlook.com


Scam Email received June 15, 2018 from roberttmorris007@outlook.com

roberttmorris007@outlook.com
roberttmorris007@outlook.com
Email From:

roberttmorris007@outlook.com

Subject:

I am barrister Robert Morris Freedom Chamber,

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Email Subject:

I am barrister Robert Morris Freedom Chamber,


I am barrister Robert Morris Freedom Chamber, – roberttmorris007@outlook.com


Sent from: Barrister Robert Morris Esq Attention Beneficiary, i am barrister Robert Morris Freedom Chamber, i want to inform you that your fund payment file was brought to my office this morning for me to confiscate your fund base on the director of the western union here in Benin republic, he said i should sign power of attorney to divert your fund to the government treasury because you didn’t pay the fees which is the sum of $155.00 before you will start receiving your fund. In order word he said that you abandon your fund for sometimes ago without hearing from you, but my spirit did not allow me to cancel your fund because I know the value and the important of what you are about to loose, I told the director of the western union to wait until I heard from you today and I will know the reason why you rejected such amount of ($2.5 million) two million five hundred thousand united states dollars which i know it will change your life initially, I don’t see any reason you will abandon the fund because of $155.00 fee. furthermore, you are advised to respond immediately you receive this email and explain to me the reason why you abandon your fund, or if you don&t need it anymore then I will send you a power of attorney which you will sign and I will change your name to another person so that the government will not claim this total fund. Here is my contact Email address: ( roberttmorris007@outlook.com ) Thanks, Barrister Robert Morris Esq. roberttmorris007@outlook.com

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