Compensation scams

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Sent from: officefile Attention Dear: Payment Notification! This is to bring your notice that I have paid the courier charges and the delivery of your ATM CARD,I paid it because the ATM CARD worth $8.500.000.00 Million Us Dollars has lessthree weeks and four days to expire and when it expires the money will go into Government reserve for that I decided to help you pay the money so that the ATM CARD will not expire, because I know when you get your ATM MASTER CARD definitely you must compensate me Now your ATM CARD has been deposited with DHL Courier Company for delivery so i want you to contact DHL Courier Company with your Full Contact information&s so that they can deliver your ATM MASTER CARD to your designated address without any delay Like i stated earlier, The delivery charges has been paid but i did not pay their official keeping fees since they refused. The Reasons they refuse is because their do not know when you are going to contact them. They told me that their keeping fee is $150 per day and i deposited it today. Below is their Contact Information, Contact DIRECTOR: JAMES RICHARD Email :( phone Number::: +229 69836647 Contact them today to avoid increase of their keeping fees and let me know once you receive your ATM MASTER CARD, The fee was calculated $150 today,and note that fail to do so today another $150 will be adding by tomorrow and bear it in mind that the addition $150 must be continuously adding every blessed day. Here is the information you can use send the $150 today Through Money Gram only and remember that it will be $250 by tomorrow. ReceiverName WALSH KUNG Country.Benin- City.Cotonou. Text Question.When Answer..Today. Amount..US$150 MTCN Sender&s Name Waiting to hear from you as soon as you received this mail, Yours Sincerely,

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