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Payment Center Re: Your First Payment MTCN: 4048623322 Availabl…

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From: Payment Center <[email protected]>
Reply: Payment Center <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2018 17:37:00 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Your First Payment MTCN: 4048623322 ((Availabl...

Email: [email protected]
Payment officer: Mr. Lucas Moore
Tel/Fax: +22963673646


We write to inform you officially that the Board of Director of the Debt Reconciliation Center, In-conjunction with the Federal Republic of Cotonou Benin,Federal Ministry of Finance Benin, Western union Agent Akpakpa with the UK LOTTERY ORGANIZATION has approved the payment sum of US$2,800,000,00(TWO MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS) as a DEPT RECONCILIATION PAYMENT, for your Winning funds with Compensation Head office, deposited by the Uk Lottery Organization for payment to you as the Winning owner/Beneficiary of the amount US$2,800,000.00.

After the Law Enforcement judgement between the UK LOTTERY ORGANIZATION Agent Mr. Goldman Smith and Compensation finance head office, The meeting held on the 6th of Feb,2018,with the aforementioned office and banks, Concluded arrangement has appointed our office (Western Union Money Transfer) to pay your unpaid Winning fund through western union electronic system for your easy pickup and to avoid further unforeseen delay that could make your fund not to get to you in a timely manner.

The Management of the UK LOTTERY ORGANIZATION HEAD BRANCH here in West Africa have submitted your name, city and country information?s to our office for endorsement & daily activation of your payment which has been programmed to be transferred under installment at rate of $5,500.00 daily as Western Union laws here does not allow transferring funds above $5,500.00 at once from this country to another, but will be sending under installment of $5,500.00 daily till the amount is completely paid. In other words. We have today transferred your first installment payment available for your pickup at any western union office nearest to you, but still on hold due to the unpaid endorsement & daily activation file fee amount of $89.00 you supposed to pay before you can pickup your first installment today.

You will pickup the bellow installment at any western union office nearest to you with bellow information’s as soon as you send the $89 endorsement & daily activation file fee. Immediately the Activation is made, You can track and trace your first installment payment online at OR Call Western Union tracking number 1-800-325-6000 for available fund verification purpose.

Payment information
Money Transfer Control Number (M.T.C.N): 4048623322
Senders First Name: Julian
Senders Last Name: Ceasar
(To track and verify the Mtcn Visit: 
Text Question: Sport?
Answer: Golf
Amount Programmed: $5,500.00
NOTE: YOU CAN NOT PICKUP YOUR FIRST INSTALLMENT PAYMENT, UNTIL YOU MEET UP WITH THE ACTIVATION CHARGES OF $89.00 To Avoid any atom of mistake, you are hereby required to reconfirm your payment receiver’s name and address to avoid any mistake of payment activation during activation process of your payment as soon as the daily endorsement charges is paid.

Reconfirm the information as given to you below.
Receiver’s Name:
Receiver’s address:
Receiver’s Tel. Number :
Country and City:

Please note that the receiver’s information is very vital to us as the activation of your daily installment will be directing to your receiver’s name and address. The endorsement & daily activation file fee of $89 will be sending to our office here in care to …..through any western union nearest to you:

Cashier/Receiver’s Name: Samuel Jeff
City & Country: Cotonou Benin Republic
Amount: $89
Text Question: Good
Answer: God.
Sender Name:
Sender Country:

As soon as you send the fee, send us the transfer Mtcn to help us proceed with immediate transfer release of your installment payment. Once your payment is confirmed, we shall proceed with the activation of your payment for available pickup in your Name/country/Address.

Notice: This payment was approved by the federal ministry of finances Cotonou Benin to beneficiary only.
We anticipate your kind co-operation.
Thanks For Using Western Union Office
Sincerely Regards,
Mr. Lucas Moore.
Payment Department
Western Union Office In-conjunction with Federal Ministry of Finance.
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Re: Your First Payment MTCN: 4048623322 ((Available for pick up by receiver))

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