Hello, I am Miss Young. A scammer often fails in making his victim pay him money. But he does not give up if he thinks it is still possible to convince the victim. He could try a new scam with hidden millions or a big lottery winning. Another approach is a compensation letter where he promises the victim a big sum as compensation. The compensation money does not exist, - it is simply the start of a new scam. The letter below is an example of such a letter.
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To: undisclosed-recipients ;
Date: Sun 7 Aug 2011 05 32 23 -0000
From: "Menara Service Client" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
You have been Compensated with $300,000.00 by IMF the IMF, contact Western Union Mr. Collins Moore with your Full Personal informations for claims via email : email@example.com
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