Compensation scams

Email from Office of the president of Benin Republic.

Scam Email received June 18, 2018 from
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Office of The President Benin Republic Unit Order Cotonou Benin Republic Rue: 875 Cotonou, Republic Du Benin To your Attention Beneficiary! The office of presidency Mr. Patrice Talon. of Benin Republic West Africa, hereby writing this email to inform you that after the meeting held in my office today which consist between the United States Embassy and the United Nations, we have concluded that you will be compensated with all the money you have loosed in the hands of Africans and most especially Benin Republic and Republic of Nigeria precisely. After receiving many complaints that many was scammed, so I’m pleading with all scammed citizens that anyone that has been scammed due to one reason or the other and for anything would be compensated back and no matter your country or continent, AFRICA, ASIA PACIFIC, ENGLAND,EUROPE, ETC. all scammed person(s) would be compensated and would be sent their compensation funds. Furthermore, every client and beneficiaries would be sending their compensation fund sum of $1.250,000.00, One Million Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars each. And this fund would be sent to you through BANK DRAFT CHECK and it would be sent to you in form of an executive enveloped. Therefore, all beneficiaries is expected to send the below details for fast procedure and immediate co-operation; Full Name: Country: City: Home Address: P.O. Box Address: Postal Address: Occupation: Telephone Number: Age and Sex:Finally, all the scammed beneficiaries would be sent this compensation fund of $1.250,000.00 and the only money that would be involved in this would be the posting fee of $207.00 each and this would be the only money that would be paid by the beneficiary of the funds and that is all. Moreover, there will be no C.O.D in this stated method. Be informed to use this below information to make the payment of $207.00, Send the posting fee through western union only. Receiver&s Name: Chris Odowa. CountryBenin Rupbilc. City Porto Novo Amount- – – -$207 Your urgent and fast response is highly needed and would be highly appreciated, so as to enable this issue to be settled once and for all. His Excellency Mr. Patrice Talon President of Benin Republic. Email:

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