Sep 28, 2016
The email message below, which claims that the recipients are to be compensated by the government of the Benin Republic because they were victims of lottery scams, is fraudulent, and recipients should not respond to it with their personal information. Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their personal information and sending money. Scammers trick potential victims into sending money, which they claim are for processing fee, taxes or courier fee, by claiming they need to do so in order to receive their monetary compensation. But, once the scammers receive the money, some will disappear and others will attempt convince their victims into sending them more money.
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