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Beware of "Republic of Benin Money Transfer" Scam

2018-02-10T16:51:54 -  +
Beware of "Republic of Benin Money Transfer" Scam

Online users, if you have received the email below, which the sender claim he/she is from Republic of Benin in West Africa, asking you for you help to transfer money, please delete the email and do not follow the instructions in it. The email is being sent by online scammers who entice gullible online users into sending them personal information and money in return for money they will never receive.

Please continue reading below.

If the scammers are contacted, they will ask their potential victims to send their personal information, which they will keep and sell to other scammers. The scammers will then ask their potential victims to send money which the scammers will claim their potential victims must do in order to receive their cut of the money. But, once the money is sent, the scammers will disappear and move to other potential victims. Some may be brave enough to continue scamming the same victims.

The "Republic of Benin Money Transfer" Scam

Date: On Feb 10, 2018 05:50

From: "Barrister Gogwin Egobia" <www.@peace.ocn.ne.jp>

Barrister Gogwin Egobia & Co.Chambers l.l.b.l.ml.b.l

Legal Practitioners, Solicitors and consultants,

Member Constitution drafting committee 1995.

Plot 121, Cotonou Benin Republic.

Tel:+22969459872

E-MAIL :barrister.godwinegobia16@yahoo.com

Hello Dear,

My name is Barrister Gogwin Egobia, I am a citizen of Republic of Benin in West African region. I am writing to seek your consent for the transfer of $10.5 Million USD. It belongs to my late client who died

in the year 2000.The bank has issued me a notice to present the next of kin or risk confiscating the money into Government Public Treasury.

Kindly contact me through my private email for

details,(barrister.godwinegobia16@yahoo.com).

Yours Faithful.

Barrister Gogwin Egobia

Tel:+22969459872

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  • Posted: Jun 28, 2018 12:20 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Victorville, California, United States

    Also got this scam:

    "We hereby inform you that the Scotland Yard Police, Interpol, Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI) United States of America, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of Nigeria and all the African Crime fighter leaders have come together to stop scam/internet fraud in Nigeria and all round Africa. We have recovered over US$2.6 Billion Dollars from the people we have behind bars.
    Our duty is to make sure we stop internet scam and money laundering. As for today we have put a lot of fraudsters in jail. We go all over Africa to pick this thieves/internet rats. We have over 8,273 of them in our jails round Africa and we are still looking for more. We are aware that a lot of foreigners out there have been deceived and lost their hard earn money to these fraudsters after promising them percentages in their letters/e-mails for their impending help to move funds out Africa including fake lottery winning notification and at the end of the day, they will collect thousands of dollars from you without a successful end.

    It was agreed that to retain the good image of Nigeria and the rest of African countries, all the victims who lost his/her hard earn money to these faceless thieves will be compensated with just US$500,000.00. This we assume will help you to start a new life. Please, you have to accept the money like that because the people (victims) in our pay list are too much. We are paying back from the money we recovered from these fraudsters.

    Contact Diplomat Brian Gordon In California For Your Cash (760)-263-3828

    I want you to know that you have 24 hours to call the diplomat in person of BRIAN GORDON with these phone number (760)-263-3828 in the United States, let us know if you are still interested to get your consignment delivery to you today? as they have been waiting to hear from you to help them complete this delivery to you right now the diplomatic have arrival to united state with your consignment box,call them for clearance.
    You are to call the airport with the number above and ask to speak with the diplomatic in person BRIAN GORDON and send him email at (brain5423@yandex.com) . call them and get back to me.
    Note; that you must reconfirm your full address and valid phone# to him through these email: (brain5423@yandex.com) immediately you receive these email to enable him deliver your cash consignment to you without any mistake.
    I appreciate your good sympathetic and collaboration, Hope hearing from you swiftly.

    CONGRATULATIONS.
    MR GODWIN EBELE,
    EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR,
    CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA"

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  • Posted: Jun 28, 2018 12:19 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Victorville, California, United States

    Got this today:

    "Attention Winning Fund OWNER
    Good News Mtcn of your first payment,,Ref#52082081

    This is to acknowledge the receipt of your email with respect to the winning fund from Benin Republic government of which you emerged as one of the beneficiaries. I am very happy that we have finally located you after several attempts for the past few months.

    Sequel to the first edition 2018 meeting held today with Federal Bureau of Investigation, The International Monetary Fund IMF is compensating all the scam victims and your name and email address was found in the scam victims list. This Money Gram® office has been mandated by the IMF to transfer your compensation to you via Money Gram® Money Transfer.

    However, we have concluded to effect your payment through Money Gram® Money Transfer, $5,000 twice per day until your total sum of $4.5million is completely transferred to you, So below is the needed information we from you for the transaction!!!

    Receivers name)
    (Country).
    (Address).
    (Phone Number).
    (Your Age).
    (ID copy).
    (Your Email Address).

    > NOTE: That your payment files will be returned to the IMF within 24hours if
    > we did not hear from you because this was the instruction given to us by the
    > IMF

    You are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message
    for any reason what so ever because the US FBI is already on trace of the criminals
    from Africa

    Sincerely,
    Name: Mr. Michael Lee
    Managing Director for Money Gram®"

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  • Posted: Jun 24, 2018 11:51 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------
    From: Barrister Michael Smith <555.@marble.ocn.ne.jp>
    Date: 6/23/18 2:21 PM (GMT-08:00)
    Subject: Dear beneficiary.

    Dear beneficiary.

    This is to bring to your notice that because of the impossibility of your fund transfer through the western union network, I am doing all I can to make sure you receive your funds and I protected your funds for long now but I assure you that you still have every opportunity to claim your entire funds from the United State
    Embassy Office Benin Republic (U.S.E.B.R).

    I am only trying to help you because of the way the payment was handled in the past. Secondly, I can not sit and watch you loose your funds after confiding in me. As a matter of fact, there are still decent and God fearing people here in the United State Embassy Office Benin Republic which I am a good example. Since I came to this office in the year 2015, I have helped so many foreigners irrespective of their nationalities.

    Contractors/Beneficiaries from all parts of the world in claiming their long over due fund from the Benin Government.

    If you don't want to conclude these matter before Monday coming week just inform me today so that I can know what next to do because I can just be hearing same story and you will be dealing with people and sending your hard earning money to them which use to turn out abortive.

    If you can be able to come up with $199.00 for the Clearance Paper today, I will make sure you get your fund tomorrow morning, your fund is ready to deliver to you as I'm writing to you now due to my effort and I don't know why you should be dealing with people outside my nds.

    Please do not allow any body to deceive you and I expect your response and I don't want you to be tired of these, just take life easy and see what the result will be by next Week, I will expect your response and the fee sent by WESTERN UNION OR MONEY GRAM TRANSFER. Just get back to me today with the details and I promise to release your fund to you,

    Note that your ATM CARD has been arrived in US embassy and waiting to receive clearance certificate before the gate pass is given. Meanwhile you are advise to reconfirm the below information upon contacting us to avoid delivery to the wrong person.

    1, Your full name:
    2, Your home address:
    3, Your occupation:
    4, Direct Telephone Number:

    The information to send the $199.00 will be send to you once i hear from you as soon as possible.

    Contact him via his information

    Name: Barrister Michael Smith
    E-mail: uba.plc03@outlook.com
    Phone: 1 (213) 802-5047

    Yours In Service,
    Mrs. Lucy Tamlyn.
    Ambassador of U.S in Benin Republic.

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  • Posted: Jun 12, 2018 1:50 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------
    From: Message from His Excellency Dr Thomas Yayi Boni Former President
    Date: Thu, Jun 7, 2018, 11:04 PM
    Subject: Message from His Excellency Dr Thomas Yayi Boni Former President general of Benin Republic

    Message from His Excellency Dr Thomas Yayi Boni Former President general of Benin Republic, West Africa….

    Well i was to write you because i have tried to call in one way the other but there is no way to get, due this morning i went to the IMF of Benin to check all the fund that was not delivered on my sit last three years ago, now the news now is that the present president Mr Talon was so bad to see foreigners to have their fund, so he press a tax and tax to people and they pay and pay yet they never gets their fund... So on this case i reported this to Human right and UN and they have approved that any abandoned fund in IMF Benin are to be released with immediate effect , so i want you to know that your name are among those who are to released they fund of $1.5 MILLION DOLLARS so what wee need from you now is to be sincerely to stop any other offices or persons here in Benin who claims they have your fund alright?

    I will tell you in my reign i tried all my possible best for all foreigners to have all their fund but due to the time is off in my hand i could not so please if you can work with me you will get your fund, without no delay. So in any how you wish to have your fund you will have it via CHECK OR BANK TRANSFER . But remember so members send cards to people from UBA bank that is not the legitimate card of you, there is no way the card will work in your favor, yet they demands for fees and fees till the end, so in this case i will advise you, in any organization they have no right to send you visa card without proper account details on how the card is been issued, so be aware of fake directors and office like DHL.

    Now i personally will indicate to see you have your fund, by bank draft or wire transfer bank, that is only way you will get your fund, so if you wish to have this fund of yours be noted that you will only obtained only HUMAN-RIGHT AND UNITED NATION PERMIT and this was at rate of $150 dollars only. The main reason why you are to send this fee was to see that your name are on the stamp of this certificate permit of this various offices.

    AND YOU ALSO WILL BE CALLING TO TAKE STAND AT THE RIGHT TIME SIR.
    hed in your country with your bank without no problem, if it is for bank wire transfer the bank will not ask for any serial questions when this comes to your account.

    Nevertheless this fee will go to the name of the Human -Right second in command to avoid any problem so once you send this fee then you will kindly provide your details banking details or your home address where your fund will be send to... remember this fee $65 dollars are the only money you will ever spend in this so try and stop any communication with anyone, all i YAYI BONI will assured you is that you will have your fund in good manner...

    DETAILS ON HOW YOU SEND THE FEE FOR THE HUMAN-RIGHT AND UN PERMIT PAY ONLY MONEY GRAM.
    RECEIVER ................SERGEANT JOHN
    COUNTRY................BENIN REPUBLIC
    CITY....................COTONOU
    QUESTION............... MY WORRIES
    ANSWER...................ARE OVER
    AMOUNT............$65 DOLLARS
    MTCN...........
    SENDER NAME............

    Finally if you can call for more details on this point kindly call, but i will tell you again, over years you have spend and spend yet you have not yet gets your fund, ask yourself this question why is this happening, but i have come to see your problems are over so if you can abide and send this fee point yourself to have your fund without no delay or story....

    Yours Sincerely
    Dr Yayi Boni
    22996349109"

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  • Posted: Feb 15, 2018 12:59 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------
    From: DR Phillip Swanson
    Date: 2/15/18 8:46 AM (GMT-08:00)
    Subject: Attn; beneficiary

    WELCOME TO Western Union, MONEY TRANSFER AGENT BENIN REPUBLIC
    ADDRESS 24 IKUMA STREET WUSS CARRI FOUR COTONOU
    REPUBLIC OF BENIN WEST AFRICA

    Attn; beneficiary;

    THE TOTAL OF FUND Were ARE GOING TO TRANSFER TO YOU IS $3.5MILLION

    Information reaching us from our Western Union Corporate Headquarters now, States that you only have 48hours to effect payment for the activation of your $3,500,000:00 USD to enable you to cash up your total (fund) since you are fine it difficult to make the total payment, We have decided that you can go ahead and pay whatever you have for the activation fee since you are not able to come up with the total required sum. Time is of the essence here. You are to pay what ever you have for activation fee; we will activate your fund upon receipt of this payment to enable you receive your first $5,000:00 USD from any Western Union center around you today. Be informed that you will have to pay the balance sum of your activation upon cashing up of your first payment.

    i want you to use Western Union and send whatever you have for the activation fee with the information Bellow.

    Receiver Name:
    country: BENIN REpublic
    city:
    Text question:
    Text answer:
    Amount:
    (M.T.C.N)
    Sender's name

    Kindly reconfirm to me the following below information:

    Your full name
    Your address
    Your country
    Your Phone number
    Your ID
    Send us the MTCN number, Send your Address immediately you pay the money and also immediately we confirm the activation fee,i will transfer you the fund today and not tomorrow. Regards yours DR Phillip Swanson For your payment please Email me On the Email Address:[westernunion2356@mail.com]

    I promise you as soon as we hear from you with the payment of ANY AMOUNT YOU HAVE NOW as we told you to send today, we shall send your first payment of $5,000.00 for you to pick up with the information you need to receive your payment the same day you send the payment of ANY AMOUNT and I swear you will receive your payment immediately.

    DR Phillip Swanson
    Head Office Operations Manager.
    Western Union Office Department
    Tel: 22965448522

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