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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From: " Faith Agueye" < email@example.com >
Sent: July 15, 2015 11:37 AM
Subject: thanks for your past effort
Longest time, I hope so good together with your family, if so glory be to God Almighty.
I am happy to inform you about my success in the recovery of the money my late father transferred under the cooperation of my new companion and her husband Alejandro Morientes from Paraguay. Currently I'm in Paraguay with my family happy and also for investment
projects with my share of the total amount.
Meanwhile, I did not forget your past efforts and attempts to help me transfer the funds, although we managed somehow. Now Cuko francis contact your e-mail address below;
Name . . Reverend Cuko francis
E-mail . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone . . . . . . 00221 763755043
Ask him to send you the total of $ 350.000.00 (Three hundred and fifty thousand dollars), which I held for compensation for all the past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter. I appreciated your efforts at the time a lot. so feel free and get in
touch with the Reverend and instruct him where to send the amount to you.Please let me know immediately you receive so that we can share the joy after all the
sufferness at that time.
At the moment, I am very busy here because of the investment projects that my husband and I are having at hand. Finally, I remember that I had forwarded instruction
Reverend on your behalf to receive that money so feel free to get in touch with the minister who will send the amount to you without any delay as I instructed him ok.
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