Compensation scams

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ATTN: My Dear, My name is Richard Gavegnano the East Boston savings bank, I am here to inform you that the united state treasury after having several meetings reached an agreement to compensate some scam victims (50 persons) with the sum of 10.5 Million united state dollars. The treasury department have already made the total sum of the 50persons to our banking account and now we are waiting for your urgent response to make release of your own amount to you without any delay. Kindly get back to us with the below information&s for confirmation 1 full name 2 mailing address 3 phone number 4 fax number 5 drivers license number 6 external email address if anyOnce you send the required information,you will be advised on when to forward your banking details to make transfer immediately. God bless you Regards MR Richard Gavegnano Ceo East Boston savings bank Boston Massachusetts e-mail:

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