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 just one of the many fraudulent email messages be sent by lottery scammers to their potential victims. Therefore, recipients of these fraudulent email messages should not respond to them 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 is for processing fees, taxes or courier fees, 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 to convince their victims into sending them more money.
The Fraudulent Scam Victim Compensation Email Message
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:31 PM
Subject: Invitation: Attention: Dear,
When Wednesday, 24 August 2016 08:30 PM to 09:30 PM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Message Attention: Dear,
I am Mrs Jimmy West, from Ministry Of Finance Cotonou (Head office). This is to bring to you notice that after the conference meeting we had, The Government of this country realized that you are among those that involved in scam victim we have in our list to Compensate by the government of this country as instructions from United Nation (UN) The Governor of this state Cotonou Benin Republic has instructed this office to forward your file to WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER PAYMENT HEADQUARTER to pay you the sum of US$1.2000.00 through WESTERN UNION. His Excellence the GOVERNOR has instructed the WESTERN payment department Mr. Ebuka Uba, to send the sum of US $1.2000.00 through his custody for easy receiver of your funds. You are to contact them now to ensure that your fund will be transferring to you once you send them the needed information to avoid wrong transaction. According to the demands of WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER you are to receive your fund at the installment rate of $5,000.00 daily until the US$1.2000.00 is completely transferred to you accordingly. You are to contact them now with the bellow information to avoid wrong transaction.
Reconfirm your address
(1)Your Full name
(2)Your Phone number
(3)Your Contact address:
Listen very carefully, tell Mr. Ebuka Uba that you are advised to contact him by Mrs. Jimmy West. from Ministry Of Finance here in Cotonou Benin ;Bellow is their Contact Information. Contact with this information below: CONTACT PERSON: Mr. Ebuka Uba EMAIL: address:( firstname.lastname@example.org ) Phone Number: :+229 98786404 Address: 455 AGBOKOU,ANKPA ROAD,LAGOTES PALAR.COTONOU BENIN REPUBLIC