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Attention: This is to inform you that the America Embassy office was instructed to transfer your fund $385,000.00 US Dollars compensating all the SCAM VICTIMS, and your email was found as one of the VICTIMS by the America security leading team and America’s representative officers. So between today the 22nd of June till 30th Of july 2018 you will be receiving the sum of $5,000.00 dollars per day. However be informed that we have already sent the first $5,000.00 dollars this morning to avoid cancellation of your payment, remaining the total sum of $385,000.00. You have only six hours to Call# email this office upon the receipt of this email the maximum amount you will be receiving per day “starting from today is $5,000.00 and the Money Transfer Control Number of today is below. NOTE: The sent $5,000.00 is on-hold because of the instruction from US Embassy’s Delegates, they asked us to place it on hold by requesting the (Clean Bill Record Certificate) in order to fulfill all necessary obligation to avoid any hitches while sending you the payment through Western Union money transfer, the necessary obligation i mean here is to obtain the (Clean Bill Record Certificate). Below is the information of today, you may not be able to track it in our website because the obligation has not been carried out. We haven’t affected it online for security reasons, to avoid hackers stealing the money online. Sender Name:. David Okpara MTCN:.. 360-0532-391 Question:. When Answer: Now Amount: $5,000.00 We need the below details from you, to enable us fully activate the payment to your name for it to reflect in your country&s western union branch office, and to update our file records: 1. Your Full Names:.. 2. Postal Address: 3. Phone Number:.. 4. Age:.. 5. Occupation: Furthermore you are advised to pay for $105 for the Clean Bill Certificate so that your first $5000 will be available for you to pick up immediately via western union,The fee should be sent to our account department officer with the details below Receivers Name: David Okpara City: Lagos Country: Nigeria Question: When Answer: Now Amount: $105 Please do call us as the instruction was passed that within 24hours without hearing from you, Consider your payment canceled. Contact them with this email ( ) Thanks Contact western union Director General Mrs Caroline Andres (Western Union Management.)

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