Compensation scams

To Your Attention Beneficiary!The Owner Of This E-mail

Scam Email received June 15, 2018 from
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To Your Attention Beneficiary!The Owner Of This E-mail

To Your Attention Beneficiary!The Owner Of This E-mail –

Sent from: Frank Joseph From Office of President Benin Republic Cotonou Email( Your Attention Beneficiary!The Owner Of This E-mail Good day dear beneficiary. This is from the office of His Excellency Presidency Patrick Talon. Of Benin Republic West Africa, I am 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, African ECOWAS we have concluded that you will be compensate 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 through WESTERN UNION, MONEY GRAM, BANK TRANSFER AND DELIVERY COURIER COMPANIES (ATM Card and Consignment Packages) including CHAMBERS as well, 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 compensate back and no matter your country or continent, AFRICA, ASIA PACIFIC, ENGLAND,EUROPE, ETC. all scammed person(s) would be compensate and would be send their compensation funds. Am also sending the same message of the same content to all the scam victims. If found in spam folder, it could be due to your Internet Service Provider, ISP. So move to your inbox before your reply. Furthermore, every client and beneficiaries would be sending their compensation fund sum of $1,500,000.00,One Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars each. And this fund would be send to you through BANK DRAFT CHECK and it would be send to you in form of an executive envelope seale letter and there will nothing like any delivery agent or courier company involved in this, perhaps, this letter would be send to you through POST OFFICE and would be send directly to your home address and P.O BOX. Therefore, all beneficiaries is expecting to send the below details for fast procedure and immediate co-operation; Full Name: Country: City: Home Address: P.O. Box Address: Telephone Number: Finally, all that scammed beneficiaries would be send this compensation fund of $1.500.000.00 and the only money that would be involve in this would be the posting fee of $135.00 each and this would be the only money that would be pay by the beneficiary of the funds and that is all. Moreover, there will be no C.O.D in this stated method of payment and every beneficiary has only from now till the 5days to comply and correspond with this office respectively.Your urgent and fast response is highly needed and would be highly appreciating, so as to enable this issue to be settle once and for all. His Excellency Patrick Talon President of Benin Republic Cotonou. Email(

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