Compensation scams

Hello dearest One, please read immediately and contact him ASAP!.

Scam Email received June 18, 2018 from
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Hello dearest One, please read immediately and contact him ASAP!.

Hello dearest One, please read immediately and contact him ASAP!. –

Hello Dearest, I believe you have not forgotten me, although it was indeed a very long time we communicate last, but i believe you are still with my pictures. Well, this is to thank you for your past effort to assist me in moving out my late Father&s funds out the country at that time, I understand your thought that time, that I wasn’t for real and you said that I am a scam but I swore to you with my life and told you that am not a scam and you understood me and did your best to assist me but could not conclude the transaction with me. I thank God for his grace and favor upon my life because there was a man called Hagen Bengt from Denmark who finally helped me to move the money to his account so our government did not seize my father`s money any more. I thank God very much for all He has done. I am so glad to write you this email today, God is really wonderful and so kind to me, God has made a way where seems to be no way for me, I did not believe that I will move out from Benin by now, but God has made it possible for me. So I am happy to inform you about my success in getting my late father`s funds transferred under my new partner from Copenhagen, Denmark. I am currently in Denmark to continue my studies again after the death of my assassinated father. Meanwhile, I did not forget all your past efforts and attempts to assist me that time in transferring those millions of dollars despite that it failed us somehow due to one reason or the other. But because i made a promise to God that i must surely compensate you as the first person whom i contacted for the transaction at that time, although you did not conclude the transaction with me but i cannot forget you because you contributed to my success, especially your good advice and encouragement which you gave to me when i was in refugee camp. Now i want you to contact our parish priest: Reverend Fr. Godwin Raymond who used to be a good father to me when I was in UN refugee Camp in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, his e-mail address is as follows ( and his Telephone number is (+229-9928-1377). I told him to send you a Certified Bank Draft of (US$500,000.00), which I prepared for you and kept for your compensation for all your efforts and attempt to assist me then, knowing full well that i would have not succeeded if not your good advice and encouragement to me. Please accept this little token as it is from my heart. Feel free to contact Rev. Father at: ( and instruct him where to send you the money. Note: Below is the required information you will send to Rev. Father Godwin Raymond: (1) Your full names: (2) Your house address: (3) Your telephone numbers: Please do let me know immediately you receive it so we can share our joy together after all the sufferings at that time. At this point, I’m very busy here because of my studies and some project that we have at hand. Finally, remember that I have forwarded instruction to the Rev. Father on your behalf to receive the money but you have to reconfirm it again to avoid any mistake. So do not hesitate to contact him and he will send the amount to you without any delay. And please do not forget to inform me as soon as you received the money successfully. Take good care and God bless you more. Good bye for now my friend. My Regards, Ms. Elizabeth Holly.

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