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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

Subject: ATTENTION DEAR BENEFICIARY

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,

MRS MELIANA TRUMP

FIRST_LADY

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

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  • Posted: Dec 9, 2018 at 1:26 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Mr. James Micheal"
    Date: December 9, 2018 at 9:29:26 AM MST
    Subject: Attention
    Reply-To: "Mr. James Micheal"

    Attention...

    We wish to inform you that Federal Government of Benin Republic has finally released your inheritance / contract payment of $7.5 Million USD and it has been packaged out for delivery with the help of US AMBASSADOR to Benin Republic who acts as your foreign representative here in Benin before the delivery took place.

    In addition to this, every necessary arrangement has been made successfully with (James Dyke), so you are advice to confirm your full delivery information to him because he's currently at (Dulles International Airport, Washington DC, USA) with your consignment box, he called earlier to inform us of misplacing your information.

    Therefore, contact him with your full delivery information for easy conversation and to enable you give him the full direction to get your package delivered to you safe and sound. Be fast about it because Agent James Dyke, won't be wasting much time in USA, so get in touch with him immediately and forward the info below to him.

    FULL NAME: _____
    ADDRESS: _____
    MOBILE NO: _____
    NAME OF YOUR NEAREST AIRPORT: _______
    A COPY OF YOUR IDENTIFICATION: _______

    Contact him directly with details listed below...
    Premium Express Logistics Agent
    Name: James Dyke

    Contact e-mail: ( officefille25@gmail.com)
    Contact phone .. 1507-7886716

    Most importantly, he is at (Dulles International Airport, Washington DC, USA) waiting for the reconfirmation of your info to enable him deliver the package to your home, remember the Agent does not know the consignment contained funds because the AMBASSADOR who acts as your representative here registered it as a family valuable article to avoid inspection during the delivery, so unknown circumstances should you let him know the content of the package so that he won't run away with it, the package were sign and stamp by US EMBASSY here to ensure that it's well protected until it got to your address.

    Regards.
    Premium Express Logistics

    Director
    James Micheal"

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  • Posted: Sep 18, 2018 at 12:01 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE
    Date: September 15, 2018 at 5:41:47 PM EDT
    Subject: ATTENTION: DEAR BENEFICIARY,
    Reply-To: FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE

    FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE BENIN REPUBLIC
    Address: Rue Du Governor Baylor Porto - Novo, Benin Republic
    E-mail: federalministryofinancebenin6@gmail.com

    ATTENTION: DEAR BENEFICIARY,

    WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE DELAY OF YOUR PAYMENT VALUED $16,500,000.00.THE DELAY WAS CAUSED UNNECESSARILY BUT WE HAVE OBTAINED IRREVOCABLE PAYMENT GUARANTEE FROM THE HIGH COURT TO RESTRICT ILLUSIONS.THIS SUM OF $16,500,000.00 IS STILL IN THE BANK BUT ACCORDING TO THE INTERNATIONAL BANKING ETHICS, AT THE EXPIRATION OF TWO (2) YEARS, THE MONEY WILL REVERT TO THE OWNERSHIP OF THE BENINESE GOVERNMENT IF YOU DIDN'T APPLY TO CLAIM THE FUND.

    THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND HAS APPROVED THE PAYMENT SO DON'T FEAR YOU WILL RECEIVE ATM CARD WHICH WILL ENABLE YOU TO WITHDRAW/TRANSFER THE FUND FROM OUR PAYING BANK.HOWEVER, PROVIDE YOU’RE BELOW INFORMATION FOR ACTIVATION OF THE ATM CARD;

    FULL NAME..
    HOME ADDRESS..
    PHONE NUMBER.
    COUNTRY.
    OCCUPATION/PROFESSION.
    VALID IDENTIFICATION CARD..

    THE FUND WILL BE PAID TO YOU ACCORDINGLY AS APPROVED ALWAYS CHECK YOUR EMAIL AND SHOW RESPECT TO OUR UPDATES TO AVOID FURTHER DELAYING.ALSO BE CONSCIOUS OF DECEIT EMAILS OTHERWISE,YOU MAKE YOURSELF VULNERABLE TO FRAUD.HENCE,FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE BENIN REPUBLIC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR FRAUD. THEREFORE, CONTROL YOUR IMPULSION TO AVOID EXPLOITATION.

    YOURS SINCERELY,
    SIR.DAVIS HILL
    DIRECTOR FOREIGN FUND REMITTANCE
    (federalministryofinancebenin6@gmail.com)"

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  • Posted: Aug 23, 2018 at 12:03 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------
    From: "DR.JASON CHIOMA"
    Date: 8/23/18 3:20 AM (GMT-08:00)
    Subject: Attention Dear Customer..

    Attention Dear Customer.

    This is to notify you regarding an arrangement for your compensation payment of $5.7 Million which the Federal Government Republique du Benin has mandated UBA Bank Plc to pay you through swift card payment pacific, Managing Director United Bank for Africa will send an ATM Master Card to you which you will use to withdraw your money in any ATM Visa Machine in any part of the world at the maximum rate of $3,500.00 (Three Thousand, Five Hundred USA Dollas) per day as the Card was programmed and below is your Payment Approval No; UN5685P, Reference No.-35460021, Allocation No: 674632 and your Certificate of Merit Payment No: 103, Released Code No: 0763; Having received these vital payment number you are qualified to receive your said ATM Master Card, please do re-confirm the following information as listed below for security reasons :

    1.YOUR FULL NAME
    2.YOUR HOME ADDRESS
    3.YOUR DIRECT PHONE NUMBER
    4.YOUR COUNTRY
    5.AGE AND SEX

    The Federal Government has issued this Bank code of conduct, which is (**UBA#/5502/17**) so you have to indicate this code when contacting the UBA Bank Plc for your said ATM by using the code as your subject.

    Yours in Service.
    DR.JASON CHIOMA Contct us ;
    atmdepertmantbenin@outlook.com
    Manager UBA ATM Card Department.

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  • Posted: Jul 20, 2018 at 5:28 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

    It seems that daily I get emails reported to be from the Benin Republic of Africa, or someone who speaks for them. I'm so tired of getting these, wish I could get off their email listing.

    In the first place, their sentence structure is atrocious and run-on sentences is a sure give away that it is a scam.

    Almost invariably they ask for personal information and to me that is a Big Red Flag! I usually reply with the words "Go Scam Someone More Gullible"

    Is there any way to get them to stop emailing me?

    Sincerely,
    Thomas.

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  • Posted: Mar 21, 2018 at 1:41 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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

    -- start of scam --
    "Attn: Beneficiary,

    Note that I’m successful transferred the funds with a help of a new partner. Presently I'm in Kuwait for oil investment

    projects with him and I kept an ATM DEBIT VISA CARD of Us$2,800.000.00. (Two Million, Eight hundred Thousand United State

    Dollars), which you can withdraw your Fund at any ATM Machine in your location Worldwide, with maximum daily limit amount of

    USD$15,000.00 (Fifteen Thousand United States Dollars) Hence you are willing to claim your Winning Fund. For your

    compensation towards your past effort,Now quickly contact my secretary His Name.

    Rv.Dr.Alex Afia
    Email address: atmcenter24@outlook.com
    Tel Phone: 229-69118125

    I may not have access to communicate with my secretary due to the oil investment project I have at hand here in Kuwait. I

    left him an instructions for your contact. This is your PIN CODE of the ATM DEBIT VISA CARD and it is only the card that my

    secretary will be sending to you.Update him with the bellow informations to deliver your ATM CARD.

    Receiver Name______
    Address#________
    Phone________
    Occupation___
    Age______
    ID CARD___

    Pin-6670
    Password 9022.

    Best Regards,
    Mrs.Vivian Edwards."

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  • Posted: Feb 28, 2018 at 1:56 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------
    From: "Mr.Alex Robert"
    Date: 2/24/18 6:16 AM (GMT-08:00)
    Subject: Attn; My Dear,

    Attn; My Dear,

    I'm Diplomatic Agent Mr.Alex Robert; I have been trying to reach you on your Email about four hours now, just to inform you about my successful arrival in Miami International Airport ( MIA) Florida USA, with your box of consignment worth $2.4 Million Dollars which I have been instructed by UPS EXPRESS COURIER DELIVERY COMPANY to be delivered to you.

    The Airport Authority demanded for all the legal back up papers to prove to them that the fund is no way related with drug nor fraud money, I have presented the papers I handed to them and they are very much pleased with the papers I presented but the only thing that is still keeping me here is the airport Anti-drug/terrorist clearance certificate and International Delivery Permit which is not placed on the package, one of the Airport Authority has advise that we get the delivery tag so that I can exit the airport immediately and make my delivery successful .I try to reason with them and they stated the delivery tag will cost us just $185 Dollars only to get your?two documents placed on the packages as that documents will enable me.

    Please try as much as you can to reach me on Phone below as I can not afford to spend much time here . You can direct the tag fee to our Head Office as they will get it here for you and they are entitled to receive and make any payment to foreign countries authority. Email me with below information to enable me know your arrangement for the $185. EMAIL :(alexrobert01@deliveryman.com)....

    Meanwhile you are advice to reconfirm the below information upon contacting us to avoid delivery to wrong person.
    1- Your Full Name
    2- Your Delivery Address
    3- Your Contact Telephone Number
    4- Your Occupation
    5- Your Identification (Passport number or ID Card number)

    Below is the information where the payment of $185 will be transfer to Federal Ministry of Finance Benin Republic where the Tag Deliver will be issue in your name.
    And you have to send the fee through money gram or western union transfer ;
    Here is the receiver information's
    1.RECEIVER NAME:.... .....BEN NNEVE
    2.COUNTRY:....... ...... Benin Republic.
    3.CITY :.......... .....Cotonou
    4..TEST QUESTION:. ..How Long
    5.TEST ANSWER:.. ....Today
    MTCN:....... ........
    SENDER NAME:...... .........
    Amount.......... .......$185

    Email me the payment information as soon as you made the payment available to the name of Mr.Ben Mark in Federal Ministry of Finance.
    Email :(alexrobert01@deliveryman.com)

    Regard
    DIPLOMATIC Mr.Alex Robert,
    TELEPHONE: (352) 578-3311

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  • Posted: Feb 15, 2018 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

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    • Posted: Feb 15, 2018 at 9:31 PM by info

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

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  • Posted: Feb 13, 2018 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.

    Name
    Country
    Tel
    Age
    sex
    Occupation................
    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"

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  • Posted: Feb 8, 2018 at 11:46 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------
    From: "MR.JOHN IBE"
    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:
    (5)Country:
    (6)City:
    (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.

    SINCERELY,
    MR.JOHN IBE
    INLAND REVENUE BOA

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  • Posted: Dec 8, 2017 at 5:07 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Albuquerque, 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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