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Beware of "Benin Republic Scam Victim Compensation" Fraudulent Emails

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Beware of "Benin Republic Scam Victim Compensation" Fraudulent Emails

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.

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The Fraudulent Scam Victim Compensation Email Message

Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:31 PM

Subject: Invitation: Attention: Dear,

AUG 24

"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:

(4)Your Age:

(5)Your Country

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:( ebuka.uba@yahoo.com ) Phone Number: :+229 98786404 Address: 455 AGBOKOU,ANKPA ROAD,LAGOTES PALAR.COTONOU BENIN REPUBLIC

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  • Posted: Apr 22, 2018 at 8:50 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Spokane, Washington, United States

    I just recieved an email with that letter in it wanting me to send $95 usd by money gram to Mr Lon Bason to Cotonou Benin republic ,verbal clarifacation call 229 60 33 14 22, Mr bin (cmg ) Consular, British high Commissions republic of Binin, office email britishhighcmmisioer905@gmail.com.

    I answered email @ got a reply saying they guaranteed it not scam . now they want western union, as soon as they receive $95 usd they will have my ATM card within two hours for $3.2 million that some of the scamers were already arrested , is this guy for real ?? Norman.

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    • Posted: Jul 19, 2018 at 3:11 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Richardson, Texas, United States

      It is a scam...I get them 5 or 6 times a day

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    • Posted: Apr 22, 2018 at 10:32 AM by info

      It is a scam. This is how scammers trick their victims into sending them money.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 1, 2018 at 1:30 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------
    From: BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONS
    Date: 2/28/18 3:09 PM (GMT-08:00)
    To:
    Subject: ATTENTION WELCOME TO BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION

    ATTENTION WELCOME TO BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION
    Metro Plaza, Plot 991/992
    Zakari Maimalari Street
    Cadastral Zone AO,
    Central Business District, Abuja.

    Attention,

    The BRITISH High Commission in Nigeria,Benin Republic,Ghana and Bokina faso received a report of scam against you and other British/US citizens and Malaysia,Etc. whom the country of Nigeria/Benin,Bokina faso And Ghana have recompensed you due to meeting held with Four countries Government and the world high commissions against fraud activities by the Four country Citizens.

    Your name was among those scammed as listed by the Nigeria Financial Intelligent Unit (NFIU). A re compensation has been issued out in ATM CARD to all the affected victims and has been already in distribution to all the bearers. Your ATM CARD was among those that was reported undelivered as at on Friday and we wish to advise you to see to the instructions of the Commitee to make sure you receives your ATM CARD immediately for your depositing into your account.

    NFIU further told us that the use of Nigeria Couriers and the Benin was abolished due to interception activities noticed in the above mentioned courier services in Benin,Nigeria and Ghana and thereby have made a concrete arrangement with the DHL Courier Company for a safe delivery to your door-step once the beneficiary meets up the demand of the conveyance.

    We advise that you do the needful to make sure the NFIU dispatches your recompense on Monday. You are assured of the safety of your draft and availability and be advised that you should stop further contacts with all the fake lawyers and security companies who in collaboration scammed you. Get in touch with my secretary, NAME; Albert Benson EMAIL: by Reply As she is responsible for handling and effecting your re dression. immediately to check if the delivery date suits you.


    Yours in Service,

    Mr. Richard Muller
    CONSULAR,
    BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONS
    ABUJA.

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  • Posted: Jan 8, 2018 at 6:01 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Dallas, Texas, United States

    I know this a scam. Cotonou Benin Republic. They won't tell my why I am receiving 8,500,000. Dollars. From Carman L. Young. Email at carmanlyoung13@gmail.com.
    Money gram or western union.

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  • Posted: Dec 22, 2017 at 12:52 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Siloam Springs, Arkansas, United States

    They almost got me. Lamont.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 6, 2017 at 1:29 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------
    From: moneygram office <"www."@chive.ocn.ne.jp>
    Date: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 4:28 PM
    Subject: Money Gram Transfer Service

    Welcome to Money Gram Transfer Service
    Address: rue 2389 kokoye califou Porto-Nov
    Republic du Benin.

    Attention Dear Customer !!!

    We the Money Gram Transfer Service Republic du Benin wishes to inform you that our government has paid part of the fees needed for the final release of your funds which is worth ($2,5000.00.00) USD to you this month through our Money Gram Office. For your information the maximum amount you will be receiving is $5000 per day USD till your total funds of ($2,5000.00.00) USD is completely transferred to you. The Government has paid the transfer charging fee and as the beneficiary/right owner, you will only pay $155 for the RE-NEWING OF YOUR PAYMENT FILES RECORD.

    Due reconfirm your full information to enable the transfer commence immediately.

    Your full name
    Address
    Country
    City
    State
    Zip-code.
    Phone no / cell phone no:

    This is our office in United States number Please Contact The Director 1((412) 453-7150 MR Williams PATRICK so you have to ask him about your first payment of $5000 dollars will be transfer to you per day ok,
    This payment you are receiving is coming directly from World Bank assistance program on poverty alleviation, the Money Gram headquarters has agreed to start sending you the payment of $5000 usd daily as soon as you meet up with the $155 which is for the reconfirmation of your payment file from the world Bank central System. However, failure to adhere to the above instruction after 3 days will put you at a high risk of cancellation of your payment and have it return back to government.

    Yours respectfully,
    KENNETH FOSTER
    Phone Number 29962694065
    Director Of Money Gram Office Transfer Benin Republic.
    --

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  • Posted: Oct 22, 2017 at 5:09 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Swords, Leinster, Ireland

    Here is another scam:

    -- start of scam --
    DHL International Benin Centre
    Xanadu Ancien Pont 03 BP 2147
    COTONOU, Benin West Africa
    Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 08:00-18:30
    Sat: 09:00-13:00; Sun: Closed; Holidays
    Telephone: #: 229 6292-0724
    Customer care Tel: 229 6860-6833

    Re: Urgent Attention Dear E-mail Account Holder
    Greetings Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am Mr. Ike Egbo, the new appointed DHL Courier Delivery Service Director COTONOU, Republic of Benin West Africa ECOWAS States. I resumed work with DHL Courier Office COTONOU, Benin on Monday being the 2nd day of October 2017, going through the files of the previous records at this office, I discovered that there are fifteen parcels containing an ATM cards each one attached with an email ID of the owner on it, of which the former appointee of this office failed to carry out the delivery as it was instructed and programmed, and one of his reasons for not carrying out the delivery was that you have not provided your home address and your direct mobile number to him for the completion of the delivery.

    ...

    1. Your Full Name:_________
    2. Your Postal Address:__________
    3. Your Country and current City:_______
    4. Your Telephone Numbers:__________
    5. Your Country's Postal Code:__________

    DON'T BE SURPRISE IN CASE THIS MESSAGE APPEARS IN YOUR MAILBOX AS "UNDISCLOSED RECIPIENTS" BECAUSE I AM SENDING THE SAME MESSAGE OF THE SAME CONTENT TO SIX OF YOU AT THE SAME TIME.
    ...

    Do send the $87.00 USD via Western Union OR Money Gram with below INFO as written herein:

    1. Receiver’s Name: MLKE
    2. Country: ... BENIN.
    3. City: …….... COTONOU.
    4. Question: … When?
    5. Answer: ….. Today
    6. Amount: ….. $87.00

    Do provide the following information after sending the due require fee $87.00 USD:
    1. Sender’s Name?.
    2. Sender’s Address?.
    3. MTCN or Reference Number?.

    Thanks and Remain Bless

    Yours sincerely

    Mr. Ike EGBO
    Direct Hotline Tel#: 229 6292-0724
    Customer care Tel: 229 6860-6833
    COTONOU, Benin West Africa
    DHL International Benin Centre"

    -- end of scam --

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  • Posted: Jul 23, 2017 at 4:02 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States

    I received an email from a courier service like UPS, he says I was a lucky winner of 1.2 million dollars on a ATM card and I need to pay him 75$ so he will deliver it. I asked him if I could pick it up, and if need be pay the 75$ once I see the card and check if money is on it. Waiting for a reply from him now.

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  • Posted: Jul 16, 2017 at 9:12 AM by info

    Here is another scam, please do not follow the instructions in it:

    -- -- -- --
    "From: JAMES KNIGHT
    Date: 4 July 2017 at 9:54:31 PM GMT 8
    Subject: US AMBASSADOR TO BENIN REPUBLIC
    Reply-To: vivianedward37@yahoo.com

    DEAR: SIR/ MADAM,

    AFTER AN OFFICIAL MEETING HELD WITH THE PRESIDENT OF BENIN REPUBLIC AND MINISTER OF FINANCE CONCERNING UNPAID AND UNCLAIMED FUNDS TO FOREIGN BENEFICIARIES,JUST LIKE YOU.I WAS VERY MUCH ANNOYED WHEN I FOUND OUT THAT YOU
    PAID MUCH MONEY YET YOU NEVER RECEIVE YOUR FUNDS.THAT IS WHY I DECIDED TO HELP YOU.I SHALL BE COMING TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR AN OFFICIAL MEETING AND I WILL BE BRINGING YOUR FUNDS OF $10.5 MILLION ALONG WITH ME THROUGH UNITED STATES DIPLOMATIC MISSION TO YOUR COUNTRY.BUT THIS TIME I WILL NOT GO THROUGH CUSTOMS BECAUSE AS AN USA AMBASSADOR TO BENIN REPUBLIC, I AM A USA GOVERNMENT AGENT AND I HAVE THE VETO POWER TO GO THROUGH CUSTOMS.JUST LIKE I HELPED R. BLACKWALL IN ERLANGER, KYUSA AND OTHER RECEIVED HIS FUNDS THROUGH FEDEX DELIVERY SERVICE
    THIS YEAR 2017.

    AS SOON AS I AM THROUGH WITH THE MEETING I SHALL THEN PROCEED TO YOUR HOME..
    (SEND YOUR INFORMATION:

    1. YOUR FULL NAME
    2. CELL PHONE NUMBER
    3. ADDRESS WHERE YOU WANT ME TO BRING THE PACKAGE).

    YOU HAVE REALLY PAID SO MUCH IN THAT TRANSACTION THAT MAKES ME WONDER. YOU ARE A VERY LUCKY PERSON BECAUSE I SHALL BE BRINGING IT MYSELF AND THERE IS NOTHING ANYONE CAN DO ABOUT IT.YOUR PACKAGE ($10.5 MILLION) MUST BE REGISTERED AS AN AMBASSADORIAL PACKAGE FOR ME TO DEFEAT ALL ODDS AND THE COST OF REGISTERING IS
    $65.THE FEE MUST BE PAID IN THE NEXT 50 HOURS VIA MONEY GRAM OR WESTERN UNION SO THAT ALL NECESSARY ARRANGEMENT CAN BE MADE BEFORE TIME WILL BE AGAINST US.

    SEND THE FEE VIA MONEY GRAM OR WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER.

    RECEIVER'S NAME: ERIC UDE
    Country:Benin Republic
    City:Cotonou
    TEXT QUESTION:GOD?
    ANSWER:WE TRUST?
    AMOUNT:$65

    AS SOON AS YOU SEND THE FEE MAKE SURE YOU SEND ME THE PAYMENT INFORMATION. MY FLIGHT IS ON THURSDAY AND I EXPECT YOU TO COMPLY BEFORE THEN SO THAT THE DELIVERY CAN BE COMPLETED. IF YOU DO NOT COMPLY, THEN IT WILL NOT BE MY FAULT IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR PACKAGE EMAIL ME AT:

    U.S AMBASSADOR TO BENIN REPUBLIC
    AMBASSADOR JAMES KNIGHT
    PHONE: Tel; 22998800631"

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  • Posted: May 2, 2017 at 1:33 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Alappuzha, Kerala, India

    Why they are asking actiivation fee if it is from ministry iam a paralysed heart patient. Kindly do needful.

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    • Posted: May 2, 2017 at 5:12 AM by info

      It is a scam. Please do not send the scammers your money or information.

      delete


  • Posted: May 2, 2017 at 1:31 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Alappuzha, Kerala, India

    IF THIS IS A GOVERNMENT COMPENSATION WHY THEY ARE ASKING ACTIVATION FEE:

    "Attention: Beneficiary.
    I am Mrs. Tina More 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 DEPARTMENT to pay you the sum of US$1.200,000.00 through WESTERN UNION.

    His Excellence the GOVERNOR has instructed the WESTERN UNION payment department Dr. Patrick Onu 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$1.200, 000.00 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:
    (4)You’re Age

    Listen very carefully; tell Dr. Patrick Onu that you advise to contact him by Mrs. Tina More. From Ministry Of Finance here in Cotonou Benin;

    Bellow is their Contact Information.
    Contact with this information below:
    CONTACT PERSON: DR. PATRIC ONU
    EMAIL: address : (wwst223@gmail.com) Phone Number: 229 98 95 29 71
    Address: 12 Avenue Island streets, Cotonou, Benin Republic
    Please, do not forget to update me as soon as you receive your first payment

    Best regards.
    Mrs. Tina More
    F.A in Ministry of Finance Benin Republic
    DR.ANTONY GEORGE DAM M B A
    24X7HELP LINE 04772235568//keraladreams_antony@yahoo.com"

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    • Posted: May 2, 2017 at 5:10 AM by info

      Because it is a scam.

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  • Posted: Dec 13, 2016 at 2:29 PM by info

    Received via email:

    "I'm a victim of Cotonou. Somebody was writing that I'm kind of fund of a rich merchant who was living all his life in Cotonou and all his fund will move into my account, after paying some certificates. Unfortunately, I have sent money, but nothing was transferred to my account. Now I understand that everything is a fake. What I need to do? I will not see the money back but they need to be stopped, so it doesn't happen to other victims like me."

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    • Posted: May 2, 2017 at 1:36 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Alappuzha, Kerala, India

      Kindly see if it is from ministry. Why they are asking activation fee. I am a paralysed heart patient on bed for last three years if any one can help, pls help me.

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      • Posted: May 2, 2017 at 5:15 AM by info

        The message was not sent by the Ministry. It was sent by scammers who want to steal your money and information. Therefore, just delete the message and do not follow the instructions in it.

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