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Beware of "The Government of Benin Republic" Scams

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Beware of "The Government of Benin Republic" Scams

Online users, do not be fooled by email messages which appear as if they were sent by The Government of Benin Republic requesting personal information. This is because the emails are being sent by online scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them their personal information. The same scammers will subsequently ask their potential victims to send money in order to collect some so-called check worth thousands or millions of dollars. Once the scammers received money from their victims, they will take it and disappear, leaving the victims depressed and hundreds or thousands of dollars broke.

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Remember, the Government of Benin Republic will never request personal information via an email message and do not send money randomly to people around the world. Also, once you are asked to send personal information or money in order to receive a lottery prize, inheritance, donation or free money, it is a scam.

A Sample of "The Government of Benin Republic" Scam

From: Melania Trump <"HJGB."@grace.ocn.ne.jp>

Date: Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 2:57 AM


I am Meliana Trump, and I am writing to inform you about your Bank Check Draft brought back 28/08/2017 by the United Embassy Mr John Moore from the government of Benin Republic in the white house Washington DC been mandated to be deliver to your home address once you reconfirm it with the one we have here with us to avoid wrong delivery of your check draft Seventy million united states dollars $70,000,000,00usd that was assigned to be delivered to your humble home address by Honorable president Donald Trump the president of this great country this week by a delivery agent Mr John Moore

Also reconfirm your details for the check delivery by filling the form below and send it immediately to our in for verification and for prompt collection of your fund.

Fill The Form Below:

1. Residential Address :

2. full Name :

3. Mobile Number:

4. Fax Number :

5. Occupation :

6. Sex :

7. Age :

8. Nationality :

9. Country :

10. Marital Status :

Accept my hearty congratulation again!

Yours Sincerely,



1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500, United States

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  • Posted: Thursday at 9:26 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Hi,someone name Laine Elizabeth from France who is in at Benin right now is a lender who is asking for a registration fee and afterwards another money to process my loan,I am so doubtful,I have her ID,pls comment below who encountered this lady. thanks


    • Posted: Thursday at 9:31 PM by info

      It is a scam, do not send your personal information or money.


  • Posted: Feb 13 at 10:07 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Melbourne, Florida, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "Attn Dear Beneficiary

    The Board of federal ministry of finance Benin Republic is hereby to notify you of your payment inheritance funds of US $1.5 million after the meeting held on 10th of February 2018. His Excellence the PRESIDENT OF BENIN REPUBLIC (Mr Patrice Talon) has Instructed this Department to send your funds through the western union money transfer, for easy receive your inheritance funds without any further delay to avoid paying money to the fraud stars that is going on through internet now, You are required to send your name and address Where you want your fund to be send to you through WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER.

    The maximum amount you will be receiving per a day starting from tomorrow is $4,500) and the REF NO# will be sent along with the Text Questions & Answers for you to receive your fund through any WESTERN UNION Location in your Country, and the tracking details will be forward to you. And you are free to track this fund and know whether is available to pick up OK. And Send your information now to Mr. Johnson White. of Western Union Money Transfer in Cotonou Benin Republic.

    A Copy Of Picture.........

    For further procedure Contact the payment officer with the information below; Attention; Mr. Johnson White. Western Union Money Transfer Tel; 22968815647. Email ;(wn.office06@gmail.com) they will start sending your money $4,500 per day Try to fill the Above Information's where they will be sending, you your money and do let me know immediately you get your fund for them to share the joy together.
    Best regards,
    Mr.Johnson White"


  • Posted: Feb 8 at 11:46 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------
    From: "MR.JOHN IBE" <www.@aurora.ocn.ne.jp>
    Date: 2/8/18 5:01 PM (GMT-08:00)
    Subject: Attention

    Attn: Dear Beneficiary,

    I want to acknowledge you that we have finally succeeded in getting your package worth’s of $2.5 million out of (ECO-WAS) Economic Community of West African States department with the help of Mr. James George Attorney General of Federal High Court of Justice Benin Republic which act as your foreign Attorney representative here in Benin Republic.

    Meanwhile, every necessary arrangement has been made successfully with the Agent Paul Anderson for the delivery of your ATM CARD and every Document guiding your delivery is well updated so you are advised to reconfirm your full delivery information to the Agent right now as he is currently at San Diego International Airport California, (USA) with your ATM CARD. He has already called me with his number on his arrival 4 hours ago.

    So you are advice to reconfirm your full delivery information to the diplomat and you are to call him on his mobile number so as to have easy conversation with him and to enable you give him full direction to get your ATM CARD delivered to you and hand you over your ATM CARD safe and sound, Furthermore you're advised to be very fast as agent Paul Anderson has no time to waste due to his flight ticket. So the Information you are required to reconfirm to the agent is as follow.

    (1)Your Full Name:
    (2)Mobile Phone Number:
    (3)Current Home Address:
    (4)Fax Number:
    (7)Nearest Airport:
    (8)Passport/Drivers license:

    Contact Person:
    EMAIL: atmcarddepartment459@outlook.com
    MOBILE: 1 (904) 601-4736 . (TEXT OR CALL HIM)

    So contact him to deliver your ATM CARD first thing tomorrow morning possibly today, make sure the below stated codes are identified when contacting him and the content of the ATM CARD should not be revealed for his does not know the content as it's a VIP Delivery dispatched directly from my office and the director of the Company.



  • Posted: Dec 8, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

    I was addressed with this to day as well as another person through hangout, trying to get money, also through email the used a private email and phone which didn't match up to the real ambassador info for benin. They didn't let up for an hour, which I didn't bite.But very persistent. I have kept all interactions between them and me, I was quite rude but they just keep trying.


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