Compensation scams


Scam Email received June 22, 2018 from
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Sent from: James Hills Re: ATTN: PAYMENT NOTIFICATION! This is to bring to your notice that because of the impossibility of your fund transfer through our western union network here, we have credited your total fund of US$5.8 MILLION Legitimate USD into an ATM VISA card, and we have paid the delivery fee of your ATM VISA card to you, we paid it because your ATM VISA card worth of US$5.8 MILLION which we have registered for deliver, has less than 3 Months and a days to expire in the custody of the DHL Company and when it expires, the money will go into federal government treasury account. For that we decided to help you pay off the money so that your ATM VISA card will not expire, because we trust that when you receive this your ATM VISA card, definitely you must pay us back and even compensate us for helping you.Like we stated earlier, the delivery charges has been paid,therefore the only money you were advice to send to them is their official security keeping fees of US$25 every day. Like I stated earlier, the crediting re-activation, delivery and the company registration charges has been paid by me, but I did not pay their official security keeping fees since they refused, they refused and the reason is that they do not know when you are going to contact them and the demurrage might have increased by then, They told me that their official security keeping fees is US$25.00 per a day , and I deposited it on 20th of june 2018. Therefore you should contact them with the below contact information: Company name; DHL Express Customer Service. Email: Logistic Manager:Mrs.Jenny Marks Contact Number: +229 95555093 Try to contact them today and also send them the security official security keeping charge to avoid increasing of their fees and let me know once you receive this your ATM VISA CARD. Contact them today with your full information requested below; Your Full Name; Your Country; Your Residence Home Address;.. A Copy of You Identification. Your Direct Phone ;.. Your Cell; Age/Sex;. Try to indicate all this codes to them because it will prove that you are the rightful person that own the ATM visa card deposited in their custody.This is to avoid wrong delivery, do that urgent to avoid increase of their keeping fees and let us know once you receive your ATM VISA CARD. Yours sincerely, Mr.James Hill

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