Compensation scams

Dear Friend contact FedEx Courier Office with your physical address

Scam Email received June 28, 2018 from
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Dear Friend contact FedEx Courier Office with your physical address

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Dear Friend contact FedEx Courier Office with your physical address

Dear Friend contact FedEx Courier Office with your physical address –

Sent from: Whitman Joe Dear Friend, This is to bring to your notice that I have been able to pay the re-activation fee and the delivery fee of your ATM Card. I paid it because the ATM Card worth of $1.3m dollars has less than one month to expire and when it expires, the money will lost to the Federal Government treasury account.With that I decided to help you pay off the money so that the Automated Teller Machine {ATM} Card will not expire, because I trust that when you receive your ATM Card definitely you must pay me back my expenses and even compensate me for helping you.Now i want you to contact FedEx Courier Office with your physical address you prefer the delivery so that they can deliver your 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.They refused and the reason is clear that they don&t know when you are contacting them and the demurrage might have increased. So you are advised to contact them immediately to avoid the security keeping charge increase. Below is their Contact Information, Contact Person: Mr. Steve Koffi FedEx Courier office Email: Tel.: +229-662-448-81 Contact them Today with the following information Your Full Name Telephone Number.. Your complete shipping address. City This to ensure clarity and has to be done today to avoid increase of their keeping fees and let me know once you receive your card. Your pin code # :1966: to make your withdrawals without any delay. YOUR ATM CARD ACCOUNT # : 2033-0544-0065-1446 Best Regards, Whitman Joe

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