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This is a classic example of an African 4-1-9 scam message, claiming to come from the US ambassador to the country of Benin. But ask yourself: are your really expecting a multi-million dollar inheritance from someone in Africa you’ve never heard of? And would the US ambassador to a foreign country really be writing to you? Of course not — it’s another scam, designed only to pick your pocket.
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016
From: “MR.JAMES ENTWISTLE” Ww.w.@alpha.ocn.ne.jp
Reply-To: “MR.JAMES ENTWISTLE” firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: United State Embassy in Benin Republic
United State Embassy in Benin Republic
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area, BENIN REPUBLIC
Phone: +229 98621299
Attn: My Dear,
Welcome to the United States Of America Embassy Benin, This is Ambassador James, U.S. Embassy in Benin. We write to notify you that U.S. Embassy here in Benin has inter-vain in your case due your total sum of $4,800, 000, 00, Inheritance fund owning you in Africa. We are here to represent and protect the legal interest of every American and any others Country like UK and Asia that involved in such businesses of every Foreigner and especially to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member Country Citizens domiciled here in Benin. This site contains information on the United States of America and Benin. It provides pages on the bilateral relationship between the two Countries,as well as on foreign policy, economic affairs, domestic issues, and U.S.society and values.The various sections of the Embassy work together as a team to address the goals of the Mission.
We write to inform you of the breaking news about your Inheritance fund of ($4.8 million USD) which you have been expecting sending money for so longer, without a good result up to date, even many of them contacted you in form of Western Union Department or Money Gram stated your fund was with them, from the financial regulatory bodies of this Country, from their report I gathered that your Inheritance fund which was scheduled to have been remitted to your destination point by some corrupt officials with intention of asking you to pay endless money. However, I went to BENIN International Criminal Organization after USA Embassy Board of Directors for investigation, and in their bid to launch a full scale investigation into the saga, they found out that the reason why you were swindled in the past and still not been able to receive your expected fund till date was because you were dealing with the wrong people without involved USA Embassy representative, unscrupulous elements, and impostors that were impersonating.
Further more,USA Embassy have took the chance to an emergency meeting with the Government of Benin, and it was resolved that you shall be receiving $4,800,000,00, we have summon the amalgamated union governing all the official office stores in this Country and their MD referred your fund to step aside that we will handle your payment total sum of $4,800,000,00,by our self, so, it better for you to stopped communicate with any other office here in BENIN, because,if you do is for your own risk.Though the Claim Fund Origin certificate charges that you were supposed to pay was initially on the high price but has been cut down to $78.00 by the USA Embassy in BENIN as part of our corporate social responsibility to considering the poor economic situations that make it difficult for the middle class citizens to meet up with the Claim Fund Origin of their entitlement.
Note that the $78.00 is the only money that you shall pay to CHINADU GODWIN before they shall start program the payment details that shall enable you have access of your $4, 800, 000, 00, Note that the $78.00 is compulsory for you to pay as it was agreed in the meeting that you have to pay the $78.00 which will serve as re-confirmation to your original file, meanwhile you are advised to reconfirm the below information to us avoid mistaking.
1. Your Full Name: _________
2. Your Direct Cell No: _________
3. Your Home Address: _________
4. Your City: _________
5. Your Country:_________
5. Your ID: _________
Note that you are expected to pay only $78.00 for re-confirmation of your file and you are to pay it to Western union or Money Gram to Benin Republic as the origination of the Fund in the favor of CHINADU GODWIN . Send the $78.00 through with the information below for reconfirmation of your file that will enhance the release of your Fund,
Receivers: ________ CHINADU GODWIN
Country: _________Benin Republic
Test Question: ______Now?
Sender s name: _________
Once you send the money, try to notify us with the MTCN for easy pick up and for immediate action on the release of your $4,800, 000, 00, and your subsequent payments. Note that any unclaimed funds will be return to the Government of Benin after 3days. so you are urgently advised to comply with our directives so that you shall receive your fund without stress again.
AMBASSADOR JAMES ENTWISTLE
Director, U.S. Ambassador Benin Republic
Website: Ambassador | United States Diplomatic Mission to BENIN
Ambassador Ambassador James F. Entwistle – United States Ambassador to BENIN
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