MoneyGram Payment Scam

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This is an example of a typical “advance-fee fraud” message, probably sent to thousands of random people by a scammer in Africa (note the broken English). If you make the mistake of replying, the scammer will tell you that your (non-existent) money is ready to be delivered as soon as you pay “bank fees” or “transfer taxes” or some such thing. If you make the bigger mistake of paying these imaginary fees, the scammer will disappear with your money, never to be heard from again.

Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2015
From: moneygarm
Subject: Dear Customer ,

Dear Customer ,

We have deposited the check of your fund (2.700,000,00USD) through western union department after our finally meeting regarding your fund, All you will do is to contact western union Director Dr.Edward Anthony via E-mail:(

He will give you direction on how you will be receiving the funds daily. The agreement with them is $5000USD daily until the whole funds is transferred to you, Contact western union director Dr.Edward Anthony send him your Full information to avoid wrong transfer ,

Though, Mrs. Franklin Moore has sent $5000 in your name today MTCN 7670530750
Sender’s First Name:——- CHRIS
Sender’s Last Name:—— OFO

so contact Dr.Edward Anthony or you call him +229 99772498 as soon as you receive this email and tell him to give you the Mtcn, sender name and question/answer to pick the $7000 Please let us know as soon as you received all your fund,

Best Regards
Blessing Adam
Minstry Of Finance Agent

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