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‘Victim Compensation Payment’ Advance Fee scam

by Brett M. Christensen

This email, which purports to be from the FBI and the British High Commission claims that you are eligible to receive a scammed victim compensation payment of $2,316,000.  It instructs you to contact an FBI agent via email to arrange the collection of your payment.

However, the email is not from the FBI and you have not been awarded any compensation payment. The email is a scam designed to trick you into sending your money and personal information to criminals.

An example of the scam email



We the BRITISH High Commission received a report of fraudulent acts
 against you and other British/US Citizens whom in a meeting held with
 the Government and the world high commissions against fraudulent
 activities by Citizens, Your are among those scammed, as listed by the
 Financial Intelligent Unit (NFIU). A re-compensation has been issued
 out in the form of an ATM DEBIT CARD of $2,316,000USD (Two Million,
 Three Hundred and Sixteen thousand United States dollars) and has
 already been in distribution to you as a Victim.

Your ATM CARD was among those that was reported undelivered as we wish
 to advise you to follow the instructions of the Committee to make sure
 you receive your ATM CARD immediately for your usage. NFIU further
 told us that the use of the Couriers was abolished due to
 interception activities noticed in the above mentioned courier
 services in which the Financial Intelligent Unit have made a concrete
 arrangement with the Courier Company for a safe delivery to your
 door-step once the beneficiary meets up the demand of the conveyance.

We advise that you do the needful to make sure they dispatch your
 recompense on time. You are assured of the safety of your ATM CARD
 availability, also be advised that you should stop further contacts
 with all the fake lawyers and security companies who in collaboration
 have a scam deal with you immediately to check if the delivery date
 suits you.

You have to stop all contact with any other company emailing you
 online concerning Money, and make sure you forward to them all their
 email and mobile numbers and you will contact Mr. JAMES BEN for
 your ATM DEBIT CARD through his email:
 (jamesben02@yahoo.com) Let us know immediately you
 receive it there.

Yours truly,

Christopher.A Wray

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After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

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Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,