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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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scammer > Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 03:25:10 -0500
> From: awestern@purdue.edu
> Subject: You Have A Package!!!
>
>
> Greetings!
>
> I am Mr.Wellington.I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your
> Confirmable Bank Draft of $800.000.00 United States Dollars, but I did not hear
> from you since that time. Then I went and deposited the Draft with FedEx
> Delivery, West Africa, I traveled out of the country for a 3 Months Course and I
> will not come back till end of March.
>
> What you have to do now is to contact the FedEx Delivery as soon as possible to
> know when they will deliver your package to you because of the expiring date.
> For your information, I have paid for the delivery charges, Insurance premium
> and Clearance Certificate Fee of the Check showing that it is not drug money or
> meant to sponsor terrorist attack in your Country.
>
> The only money you will send to the FedEx Delivery to deliver your Draft direct
> to your postal Address in your country is ($185.00 USD) only being Security
> Keeping Fee of the Delivery Company so far. Again, don't be deceived by anybody
> to pay any other money except $185.00US Dollars. I would have paid that but they
> said no because they don’t know when you will contact them and in case of
> demurrage but now I am on a course in which they will not be able to contact me
> for the payment. You have to contact the FedEx Delivery now for the delivery of
> your Draft with this information below;
>
> Contact Person: Mr. Donald Roberts
> E-mail;fedexdelivery980@hotmail.co.uk
> Telephone:             +234-8074007861       
>
> Finally, make sure that you reconfirm your Postal address() and Direct telephone
> number to them again to avoid any mistake on the Delivery and ask them to give
> you the tracking number to enable you track your package over there and know
> when it will get to your address.Let me repeat again, try to contact them as
> soon as you receive this mail to avoid any further delay and remember to pay
> them their security keeping fee of $185.00 US Dollars for their immediate
> action.Note that it is when you must have pay the $185 for the security fee that
> the package will be released and the tracking number would be given to you.
>
> My E-mail is wellington123_4@hotmail.com.But if you mail me I will be on
> vacation and I will not be able to reply your mail.
>
> Yours Faithfully,
> Mr. Wellington.
me ... and an hour later: !
scammer
> Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 04:21:19 -0500
> From: awestern@purdue.edu
> Subject: You Have a Package: Contact FedEx.
>
>
> Greetings!
>
> I have been waiting for you ever since to contact me for your Confirmable Bank
> Draft of $1,243,000.00 United States Dollars, but I haven't heard from you since
> that time. So I went and deposited the Draft with FEDEX COURIER SERVICE, West
> Africa. Meanwhile, I've travelled out of the country for a 3 Months Course and
> will not be back till the end of April.
> What I would advise you to do now is contact the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE as soon
> as possible to know when they would commence the delivery of your package to you
> because of the expiry date. For your information, I have paid for the delivery
> Charges, Insurance premium and Clearance Certificate fee of the darft showing
> that it is neither connected to Drug Money nor meant to sponsor any terrorist
> attack in your Country. The only money you will send to the FEDEX COURIER
> SERVICE to deliver your Draft direct to your postal Address in your country is
> ($215.75) US Dollars only being Security Keeping Fee of the Courier Company so
> far. Again, don't be deceived by anybody to pay any money more than $215.75 US
> Dollars for the Security Keeping Fee of the Courier Company.
> I would have paid that but I was denied of it as they argued that they don't
> know when you will contact them in the case of any demurrage. You have to
> contact the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE now for the delivery of your Draft with this
> information below;
> Contact Person: Mr. Donald M. Smith
> Email Address: fedexdeliveryservices008@hotmail.com
> Telephone: +(234) 8069069074
> Finally, make sure that you reconfirm your Postal address and Direct telephone
> number to them again to avoid any mistake on the delivery and ask them to inform
> you of when your package would get to your address once it is on transit.
> Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail to
> avoid further delay and remember to pay them their Security Keeping fee of
> $215.75 US Dollars for their immediate action.
> You should also let me know through email as soon as you receive your Draft.
> Yours Faithfully,
> Mr Wellington.
. ... and the following day ...
 
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 02:23:31 -0800
From: fedexdeliveryservices009@hotmail.com
Subject: Welcome To FedEx West Africa(Package Delivery Guidelines).


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FEDERAL EXPRESS (Fed Ex ), WEST AFRICA
EDO STATE, NIGERIA
 
Dear Valued Customer,
 
Top of the day to you. You are welcome to Fed Ex West Africa. In respect to your mail which indicates for the release of your package, Mr. Wellington told me he was going to contact you regarding the package he dropped with you at our branch office here in West Africa . The package which inside it is a check of $1,243,000.00 is right here on my desk waiting for it to be dispatched.
 
You can as well come down to this branch to pick up your package or even send someone to pick it up on your behalf. Mr. Wellington came to our branch office last week to place your check on out going 24Hours delivery; he has already paid for the insurance fee and the delivery charges. But he did not pay for the security keeping fee which serves as demurrage due to the fact that we did not know when you will be contacting us via mail or phone to inform us that we have your enveloped type package in which the check is included, so we advised him not to pay for the security keeping fee of the package to the company yet but we informed him to contact you on time so you will not have to pay more than $215.75 USD on demurrage.
 
Please we do not operate COD (Cash-On-Delivery) on this type of fee. (This serves as the demurrage fee)
 
All you need to do right now to get your enveloped type package in which the check is included delivered to your door step is to go ahead and pay the security keeping fee of the company so far, the fee is $215.75 USD only; you are to come up with this fee as to process the delivery of your package for immediate dispatch. Once you make the payment of the security keeping fee, I shall send to you the Scan Copy of the Airway Bill and the package order number as well as the package tracking number in which you can use to check your package status at the Fed Ex branch nearest to you and also on our website online.
 
Payment should be made via western union money transfer only for security purpose in our accounting officer’s name. The payment details are listed below.
 
Name: Samson Okah
Address: Benin City , Edo State Nigeria .
Text Question to be used: Relationship?
Text Answer: Friend
 
Once you make the payment you are required to send the following for the final processing of the package airway bill and tracking number.
 
Name of Sender as it appears on the Western Union receipt:
Address of Sender as it appears on the Western Union receipt:
Amount Sent as it appears on the Western Union receipt:
The MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number) as it appears on the Western Union receipt:
Test Question as it appears on the Western Union receipt:
Test Answer as it appears on the Western Union receipt:
Name of Receiver as it appears on the Western Union receipt:
Your Phone Number:
 
Get back to me with the information requested above, So that your package can be released for dispatch. Note that your tracking number and the scan copy of the airway bill would be provided to you as soon as the payment has been confirmed by us.
 
Have a wonderful time. Please call me anytime you need any assistance.
Regards
Mr. Donald M Smith
Senior Dispatch Director.
E-mail: fedexdeliveryservices009hotmail.com
Tel: +234-8069069074
 
P.S:
Below is the display image of your package on my desk ready for instant dispatchment.
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