Miss Young

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: barr king <barrking15@demo.com.bd>
Subject: OCEANIC BANK PLC Cotonou, Benin Republic
Date: Friday, November 21, 2008, 12:42 AM

Good Day,
I have contacted my secretary to confirm if you have received the compensation draft cheque of ( $1.5Million USD UNITED STATES DOLLARS )
which I issued in your name,but he told me that he could not send it to you because of the courier charges. Now I have called my bank to cancel any payment regards to the draft cheque and then authorized them to transfer the payment into ATM CARD in your name which they did.

As of now be informed that all charges has been paid and the ATM CARD is going to be in your name, but to reactivate the ATM Card you have to forward your current informations as requested below to the bank and the only money you will pay to the bank is US $66.00 for the ATM Card Reactivation fee, then they will send you the ATM CARD for you immediate use.

Here are the informations you have to forward to the bank:

2. Postal ADDRESS:_______
3. PHONE NUMBER:_________
4. CELL NUMBERS:_______
5. EMAIL ADDRESS :________
6. SEX:_____
7. AGE:_____
8. OCCUPATION:________
9. NATIONALITY:________

Direct Mobile: +229-3208317
Director, ATM Foreign Operation Dept.
OCEANIC BANK PLC Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Email : (oceanin_bank95@yahoo.com.ph )

Get back to me once you received the ATM CARD ok.
Thanks and God bless you.

OCEANIC BANK PLC Cotonou, Benin Republic


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