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THE INVESTIGATION HAS BEING COMPELTED SO CONTACT MR. JIM BALOGUN FOR WESTERN UNION IMMEDIATELY.
westernpaymentcenter1650@gmail.com


Scam Email received June 15, 2018 from westernpaymentcenter1650@gmail.com

westernpaymentcenter1650@gmail.com
westernpaymentcenter1650@gmail.com
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westernpaymentcenter1650@gmail.com

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THE INVESTIGATION HAS BEING COMPELTED SO CONTACT MR. JIM BALOGUN FOR WESTERN UNION IMMEDIATELY.

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THE INVESTIGATION HAS BEING COMPELTED SO CONTACT MR. JIM BALOGUN FOR WESTERN UNION IMMEDIATELY.


THE INVESTIGATION HAS BEING COMPELTED SO CONTACT MR. JIM BALOGUN FOR WESTERN UNION IMMEDIATELY. – westernpaymentcenter1650@gmail.com


Sent from: FEDERAL MINITRY OF FINANCE FROM DESK OF FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE LAGOS NIGERIA HEADQUARTERS MINISTRY OF FINANCE ADDRESS: PLOTS 892 & 146, AHMADU BELLO WAY, CENTRAL AREA, P.M.B 14 LAGOS NIGERI Attention: Customer Please be informed that the Federal Ministry of Finance has completed an investigation on the money transfer issue in which you presently have with your present transaction agents.your transaction has already been paid out to the internal revenue service of Nigeria whom have presently placed an hold on your transaction due to failure to obtain the Nigeria government tax clearance certificate for your funds. According to our investigation, the real amount of your money is $1,2 million US dollars and it has been dispatched to the Nigeria western union head office foreign operations manager Mr.Jim Balogun whom is presently in-charge of your transaction. it has been designated that the sum of $8,000 be paid to you daily using western union money transfer, therefore your funds is presently with western union and has been placed on hold. Presently,the funds are in the western union system and once you have paid the Nigeria tax clearance certificate in the amount of $105, your funds will be released.you are required to pay the sum of $105 to the foreign operations manager Mr.Jim Balogun whom shall deposit to the Nigeria tax system directly and once this has been completed, the money will then be changed into your name and released for pay-out immediately. In order to prove that your funds are in the western union system, i would require that you go to their website(https://www.westernunion.com/au/en/self-service/app/tracktransfer) and then click on the track transfer enter the mtcn control number then click continue to view your payment details. Sender&s first name: john Sender&s last name: frank Mtcn723-447-5552 Amount: $8,000 usd You cannot pick up the funds as of yet because the payment was not sent to your name but an anonymous name, once you have paid the required $105 for the Nigeria tax clearance, the money will be released after 12 hours and shall be made payable to you.please note that this is the only required fee needed to complete your transaction, therefore you are required to immediately proceed to a western union money transfer outlet and then request to send $105 to the following information below: Receiver;–OKECHUKWU CHUKWUKA Country.Nigeria Test question:What for? Answer:-Release Amount;-$105 Once you have completed the western union transaction, you will be required to call or send Mr.Jim an e-mail; with the following information below: Sender&s first name: Sender&s last name: 10 digit mtcn control number given on receipt: Sender&s phone number: Please send the above requested information to the following information below: Contact name: Mr.Jim Balogun E-mail;westernpaymentcenter1650@gmail.com If you are able to send the $105 immediately, the receiver&s name on the money transfer will be changed into your name and immediately be ordered for release in only 12 hours. therefore, kindly proceed towards completing your transaction and send Mr.Jim Balogun with required information. Thanks Mrs.Kemi Adeosun Federal minister of finace westernpaymentcenter1650@gmail.com

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