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Delivery of Your Cash Consignment to Your Resident Address.

Scam Email received June 25, 2018 from
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Delivery of Your Cash Consignment to Your Resident Address.

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Delivery of Your Cash Consignment to Your Resident Address.

Delivery of Your Cash Consignment to Your Resident Address. –

FROM HON. CHARLES MANNO UNITED SPACE ALLIANCE Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive Central District Area, Cotonou Benin Republic Urgent attention: Am SURE it will Interest you to Know that your sealed Cash Award Winning consignment Box of $4.5 Million USD only with all the Proper Funding Certificate Documentation are still waiting to be airlifted to your address, We have made several attempts to contact you and this is the 3rd and perhaps the last email to you in respect to this matter, you are required to quickly provide these requirements listed below: Your Full Name: Your Resident address location: Name of the nearest Airport to your city: Your contact Telephone number: A copy of your valid id: As soon as we receive the necessary information from you then I will arrange with Delivery Company and settle their Handling/Service. Your most urgent response/compliance will facilitate our earliest arrival. Thanks Yours In Service, Hon. Charles Manno U.S. Ambassador to Benin Republic

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