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Beware of "Republic of Benin Money Transfer" Scam

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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.

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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.


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


Yours Faithful.

Barrister Gogwin Egobia


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  • Posted: Feb 15 at 12:59 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------
    From: DR Phillip Swanson <foffice933@yahoo.com>
    Date: 2/15/18 8:46 AM (GMT-08:00)
    Subject: Attn; beneficiary


    Attn; beneficiary;


    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
    Text question:
    Text answer:
    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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