Benin Republic scam spam email

Post any scam emails you’ve received here.

I received this email today and replied. It’s been a while since I baited one of these douchebags. I wonder if he’ll reply, perhaps if I showed more eagerness to get involved he will. He basically wants me to pay $95 and he will give me the $8 Million that I am not entitled to.

I will follow up with an email after a few days… Also, the email was sent to undisclosed-recipients so it must have been a BCC batch job. This is funny after watching MSNBC’s show on this type of crap!

I hope he refers to me as “Btard”.

Barry,
That is a shame that you are in Benin Republic as opposed to the Netherlands (where the email is from. I may actually flying to the Netherlands on April 2nd for a work conference.

Regards, Btard

On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 1:30 PM, barry.gab <barry.gab@orange.nl> wrote:

Dear friend,
It has been long we communicate last, am so sorry for the delay, i am talking of your cheque of ($800.000.00) that my boss asked me to mail to you as soon as you request for, but due to some minure issue you fails to respond at the aproprate time, and presently the cheque is with me here in BENIN REPUBLIC.

Though i had a new contact from a friend of mine who works with one the security company here in BENIN REPUBLIC that will assit you on delivery you your cheque at your door step with a cheeper rate, which the company said that it will cost you the sum of $95, so you have to register with them now.

Below is thier Contact information:
Name TOTAL SECURITY COMPANY
EMAIL. (totalsecourier@yahoo.fr)
DIRECTOR NAME ( Dr Sam Williams).
Telephone…….+229 939 270 66
Fax………….+229-930-09914.

Make sure you contact them as soon as possible, meanwhile i will go right away to the security company and submit your cheque with them, and i would like you contact them for more information and clearification with thier email address and phone numbers above. I will like to hear from you as soon as you recieved your cheque.

Thank you.
Barry John Danko

25 Replies to “Benin Republic scam spam email”

  1. Do these guys ever respond when you bait them? Sometimes I pretend to be interested in them in a “more than business” kinda way and pretend to play along with their scam while I scam them into thinking I will come meet them in person. It's pretty funny when they get desperate and forget the reason they emailed me in the first place.

  2. Hey Rachel. They occasionally respond and I have a bunch of emails back and forth until I lose interest šŸ™‚

    It's pretty funny.

  3. I got one today, August l3, 2008 from “Hon. Patrick Johnson” with a New Zealand address and decided to answer it with this.

    Dear Mr. Johnson,

    Thank you for your generous offer. I am writing to inform you that I have forwarded your e-mail to the US Government's Federal Trade Commission. I'm sure that they will be very interested, and you should be hearing from them soon.

  4. I got the same type of scam. Says I inherited money, $800,000, but I had to send him $98 for the postage for him to mail me the check. The guy goes by the name of John Orji or Anno Augustine. They to are from Benin.

  5. I received one of these interesting emails, seems I helped this individual some time in the past, and for my help, he would like to send me a cheque for a very large amount of cash,
    I sent him my contact phone number ( Police Department) and they would be happy to handle the transaction.
    I wonder if I will get a reply, He claimes to be an old “Friend”

  6. I got some emails from a guy in benin He claims his name is WALELE ZEOU and he seems to be despereate to give me $ 1.2 Millions! first he wanted money up front. I played along with him and said I 'm broke… then I got annoyed and told him to f… off, after that he used god … then I told him he was being blasphemic… then he finally left me alone until today! Now he just wants proof of my ID!! HA HA HA how f…. stupid are these scammers? Again I told him to get lost, lets see what else comes out of this. If he's so desperate to give me 1.2 million in cash he could have just come over here and I would have paid him a first class flight and a 5 star hotel for him and his buddies out of the 1.2 million. but he didn't want to knwo

  7. What do you guys make of this one..sound familiar? First time ive gotten anything of this type before.the email address was markjohn0126@yahoo.com.the wierd thing about this one is that there wasnt any mention of a processing fee of any sort like ive noticed in cases similar to this that ive read about.any way to trace this or some how nail these guys?

    -GOOD DAY, we have arranged your payment of ($2.5millions) two millions five hundred thousand united state dollars in atm payment card to be sent to you through western union money transfer payment, Your payment will sending to you by western union, the amount you will receive per day is $5,000 The minister trust funds of Benin Republic will send you the currently standards track details you need to pick up your ($5,000) payment by western union, you will receive every day till you receive the $2.5millions united state dollars, now no need to send you this atm card because you can not be able to withdraw the atm card due to the atm master card contain large money on it.The director administrtor trust funds have already signed your payment, now you are free to comply with wemaco payment office on this email: (office_westernunion021@yahoo.fr) however, kindly contact the below person who is in position to release your payment by western union per $5,000 a day. Mr Kevin anthony,western union departmentFinancial Bank Benin,Mobile:+229 93998418. E-mail:(office_westernunion021@yahoo.fr) The financial western union payment canter has been mandated to issue out your payment and you have to stop any further communication with any other person(s) or office(s) to avoid any hitches in receiving your payment. Note that theadministrator payment need this details from you to process your payment: Receiver name—Country—City—-Tel—–Test question–Answer—-sex______age______ID——-Comply now because as soon as you sent this required details to Mr Kevin anthony he will start sending your payment by western union Regards,Barrister John Mark.

  8. Just check this out and tell me if those guys need medical treatment.

    Your winning Price of Eight hundred and fifty thuosand usd.($850,000USD)
    has been forwarded to Western Union for immediate transfer to you as
    soon as you meet up with the demands of the transfer charge of $355.

    Contact: Sir John Booma
    Tel: +229 9876 5532
    Email:(western.union88@rocketmail.com)
    With your name, phone number and country.

    Yours in Service,
    Mr. Williams Cosarachi.

    CONTACT WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER.
    Western Union Office Benin Republic.
    ADDRESS: 455 AGBOKOU,ANKPA ROAD
    LAGOTES PALAR COTONOU.

    Sir John M. Booma
    Address; St, Peter & Paul
    Road Cotonou Benin Rep.
    (WUMT)Western union payment Notificatication

    Hello ,

    What is delaying you from sending the transfer charge of $355 remember that all modalities to ensure the success of this transfer has been concluded we are only waiting to receive the transfer charge fee so that transfer will commence without further delay.

    Waiting to receive the payment information from you.

    Thank you for your maximum understanding as we are dedicated to serve our customer best.

    Below is the information you need to make the payment via our services ( Western Union Money Transfer)

    1. RECEIVER NAME:…………..EZEBIULO BENJAMINE
    2. COUNTRY:………………….BENIN REPUBLIC .
    3. CITY :……………………….COTONOU.
    4. TEST QUESTION:…………..A

    5. TEST ANSWER:……………..APPLE
    6.AMOUNT:…………………….$355, USD

    Best Regards,

    Sir J. M Booma
    Forign Operation Manager
    Western Union Osffice Benin Republic.

    Western Union Office Benin Republic.
    ADDRESS: 455 AGBOKOU,ANKPA ROAD
    LAGOTES PALAR COTONOU.

    Sir John M. Booma
    Address; St, Peter & Paul
    Road Cotonou Benin Rep.
    (WUMT)Western union payment Notificatication

    ATT;

    I told you for the last time that i will not write to you any more if you did not send fee to enable us to transfer your money to you,and now see the reason we can not touch your money or deduct the fee from your money,the federal government of Benin and the Euro lotto game winninig authority is out to see that your money get to you with out any problem that is why they warn us not to tampered with it not to deduct any amount of money from it,so if this is not clear with you please due let us know because we are here to serve you at the best.

    1. RECEIVER NAME:……………EZEBIULO BENJAMINE
    2. COUNTRY:………………….BENIN REPUBLIC .
    3. CITY :……………………….COTONOU.
    4. TEST QUESTION:……………A
    5. TEST ANSWER:……………..APPLE
    6.AMOUNT:…………………….$355, USD

    Best Regards,

    Sir J. M Booma
    Forign Operation Manager
    Western Union Osffice Benin Republic.
    Western Union Office Benin Republic.
    ADDRESS: 455 AGBOKOU,ANKPA ROAD
    LAGOTES PALAR COTONOU.

    Sir John M. Booma
    Address; St, Peter & Paul
    Road Cotonou Benin Rep.
    (WUMT)Western union payment Notificatication

    Are you out of your mind?did we ask you to pay us?let me tell one thing that you don't know if you did not send the fee to enable us transfer your money to you that means your transfer will cancel so never blame any body just stey with your$225 and let it be the money that you won ok you stupid bo

  9. I wish I could find a way to stop these scam emails – I get at least 3 -4 per day I amfed up of deleting them – these guys must think we r a bunch of idiots

  10. I received an email from western_union offic9@hotmail.fr that I was to get
    1.2 million dollars in $5000 daily amounts. Iwas told the first one was
    Sender Ramona Brown
    MTCN 457-746-2712
    Test Question Who Made you
    Answer God
    After questioning Mr. Ben Good I was told that I had to send $250 for a duty stamp. Isent that and it was received
    On November 30th. The next day Mr. Good informed me that I needed to send
    $850 more dollars. He even sent from
    the office of Personal Debt Reconiliation Commitee an Approval Certificate signed by Mr. Alex Anu that it had been approved. There was no mention on that approval that I had to
    pay $850. So I am sitting here with $250 spent and approval with no money.
    What is going on?
    Marilyn Ridley
    1419 Platt Street
    Niles, Michigan USA

  11. Subject: ATTENTION: CLIENT, IT WILL BE RESEND TO YOU

    FROM OFFICE OF THE WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER.
    COTONOU BENIN REPUBLIC/ADDRESS 455 AGBOKOU,ANKPA
    ROAD OPPOSITE TUNDE MOTORS COTONOU.
    WEBSITE.www.westernunion.com http://site.www.westernunion.com/

    ATTENTION: CLIENT,

    WE WISH TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE RECEIPT OF YOUR EMAIL IN THIS WESTERN UNION OFFICE AND THE CONTENT IS WELL NOTED. WE ARE INSTRUCTED TO SEND YOUR FUND TO YOUR ADDRESS IN YOUR CITY WESTERN UNION OFFICE FROM HERE IN BENIN REPUBLIC OFFICE WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER AND YOU WILL BE RECEIVING YOUR FUND ( $7,000.00 U.S.D ) PER DAY UNTIL YOU RECEIVE ALL YOUR TOTAL PAYMENT WHICH IS THE SUM OF $1.7MILLION AS SCHEDULED IN OUR OFFICE HERE.

    WE PICKED UP YOUR PAYMENT BECAUSE WE FIND OUT THAT YOUR PAYMENT FILE HAS NOT BEEN RE-NEWED OR CONFIRMED BUT IT WILL BE SEND TO YOU AS SOON YOU SETTLE THE REQUIRED FEE TO ENABLE US RE-NEW AND CONFIRM YOUR PAYMENT FILE AND START SENDING YOUR PAYMENTS TO YOU WITHOUT DELAY.

    BUT YOU HAVE TO SETTLE FOR YOUR PAYMENT RE-NEWING AND CONFIRMING FILE CHARGES OF $275.00USD HERE IN OUR OFFICE, BEFORE YOU WILL START RECEIVING YOUR PAYMENT $7,000.00 PER DAY IMMEDIATELY OKAY. PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT WITH OUT YOUR PAYMNT FILE BEING RE-NEWED AND CONFIRMED, WE CAN NOT ATTEND TO YOUR PAYMENT. SO TRY AND SEND US THE REQUIRED FEE TO ENABLE US EFFECT ON YOUR PAYMENT IMMEDIATELY.

    FINALLY, URGENT SEND US THE REQUIRED FEE $275.00USD TO ENABLE US PROCEED ON YOUR PAYMENT IMMEDIATELY AND BELOW IS OUR ACCOUNTANT OFFICER INFORMATION FOR YOU TO SEND THE $275.00USD THROUGH OUR WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER OR MONEY GRAM OFFICE.

    1.RECEIVER NAME:………………… NWAOFIA GABRIEL.
    2.COUNTRY:………. Republic of Benin.
    3.CITY :…………… Cotonou.
    4.TEXT QUESTION:…………………Honest
    5.TEXT ANSWER:……Trust…
    6.AMOUNT:………………….$275. 00 USD
    MTCN NUMBER……….
    SENDER’S NAME SHOULD BE YOUR NAME.

    WE ARE WAITING FOR YOUR UEGENT RESPONSE TO ENABLE THIS OFFICE KNOW YOUR ARRANGEMENT FOR THE PAYMENT. YOU CALL US FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS CELL PHONE NUMBER: +229-93908654.

    BEST REGARDS,

    MR. DANIEL KOMAN.
    FOREIGN OPERATION MANAGER
    WESTERN UNION OFFICE BENIN REPUBLIC
    THIS IS OUR CONDUCT CODE ( 303)

    Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 13:41:16 -0800
    ————————————-
    From: Mr. Morris
    Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 12:18:18 PM
    Subject: YOUR PAYMENT $7000.00USD DAILY


    My Friend,
    My working partner has helped me to send your first payment $7,000.00 to
    you and here is the information; SENDER NAME: AUGUSTINE
    OKWEOLU
    (www.westernunion.com) I told him to keep
    sending you $7,000.00 daily until the payment of $1.7Million is completed
    and again forward them your Telephone number,Full Name, Your Country and
    adress so thatthey will be sure. Please,contact: Mr. Daniel Koman to the
    below E-mail
    (www.wu07@hotmail.com)
    Phone.+229 95794634.
    Contact person: Mr. Daniel Koman.
    Best Regards,
    Barrister Morris.

  12. Has anyone out there ever heard of NDU MOSES in Lagos. I really want to know. Aother good number to give them, if you live in a big city is the office of the local FBI.

  13. OOOOPS I forgot this comment. I often go immediately with their name to the search, most of the time I find one, up to nine times, One actually was 9 times.
    I wrote to the guy and told him. Quite often I write immediately to them and tell them how many times I saw them on the WEB. Joyce

  14. Dollars
    Western Union Payments

    OCEANIC BANK PLC
    Western Union
    Send Money Worldwide
    Address; St, Peter & Paul
    Road Cotonou Benin Rep.
    PHONE: +229-93420-555
    FROM OFFICE OF THE westernunionsendmoney@rocketmail.com
    COTONOU BENIN REPUBLIC/ ADDRESS 455 AGBOKOU,ANKPA ROAD
    LAGOTES PALAR

    ATTN:MR. D. AYRES,

    PLEASE YOU ARE ADVISE TO GO TROUGH THIS EMAIL CAREFULLY AND MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND AND READY TO COMPLY WITH THE CONTENTS BEFORE REPLYING TO IT. WE ARE INSTRUCTED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF BENIN TO TRANSFER YOUR FUND TO YOU VIA OUR SERVICE (WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER) SO YOU WILL BE RECEIVING $5,000.00 USD PER TRANSFER UNTIL IT COMPLETE THE CORRECT AMOUNT ($850,000.00).

    MEANWHILE YOU ARE REQUIRE TO SEND US THE TRANSFER CHARGES WHICH is $165 USD FOR THE $5,000.00 THAT WE HAVE ALREADY REMIT TO YOUR NAME BECAUSE WITH OUT THAT YOU CAN NOT PICK THE MONEY FORINT IS ON HOLD.
    HERE IS THE TRACKING SITE PLS CLICK ON THE SITE TO SEE WERE YOU WILL PUT THE MTCN NUMBER AND SENDERS NAME.www.western union.com

    HERE IN THE PAYMENT INFORMATION YOU WILL USE TO PICK UP THE MONEY.

    SENDERS NAME SAMUEL IGWAZE
    MTCN……………003-153-1430
    RECIEVERS NAME………….MR. D. AYRES
    AMOUNT………….$5,000.00 DOLLARS

    YOU CAN COPY THE SITE BELOW AND PEST TO SEE WHERE YOU WILL USE FOR TARCK THE MTCN WITH THE SENDERS NAME. http://www.western union.com

    AS YOU CAN TRACK THE MTCN NUMBRR WITH THE INFORMATION WE SEND TO YOU AND SEE THAT THE MONEY IS AVOILABLE TO PICK BUT THE WESTERN UNION WILL NOT GIVE YOU THE MONEY UNLESS THE MONEY IS REALISE FROM BENIN.

    NOTE: THE REASON WHY WE NEED YOU TO SEND US THE $165 USD IS THAT WE TRIED TO DEDUCT THE TRANSFERRING FEE OUT FROM YOUR FUND BUT THE MINISTER ADMINISTRATOR TRUST FUND OF BENIN REPUBLIC TOLD US THAT NO ONE HAS ACCESS OVER YOUR FUND AS IT HAVE BEEN SIGNED AND STAMPED THAT NO MONEY SHOULD BE DEDUCTED UNTIL IT GETS TO YOU TO AVOID ANY MISUNDERSTANDING BECAUSE IF ANY ONE HAS ACCESS TO THAT IT WILL INVOLVE YOU LOOSING YOUR FUND, NO ONE HAS TO BE TRUST EVEN YOUR MOTHER OR YOUR FATHER.

    FINALLY UPDATE US WITH HE $165 USD TO ENABLE US PROCEED ON YOUR PAYMENT IMMEDIATELY, BELOW IS THE INFORMATION YOU WILL USE TO REMIT THE $165 USD VIA westernunionsendmoney@rocketmail.com BEEN OUR TRANSFERRING CHARGE FOR YOUR $5000.00 USD.

    1. RECEIVER NAME:…EZEBIULO BENJAMINE
    2. COUNTRY:……..BENIN REPUBLIC
    3. CITY :……..COTONOU.
    4. TEST QUESTION:….IN GOD
    5. TEST ANSWER:….WE TRUST
    6. AMOUNT:….$165, USD.

    YOUR URGENT RESPOND IS HIGHLY NEEDED .

    SIR. EDWARD JOHN
    PHONE: +229-93420-555
    Western Union Benin
    Republic Manager
    MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL NUMBER (MTCN)…003-153-1430
    AMOUNT SENT……………………………………………..$5000,00 USD
    SENDER……………………………………………………..SAMUEL IGWAZE
    RECEIVER…………………………………………………. MR. D. AYRES
    WESTERN UNION AGENT……………………………..NICK’S GROCERY & DELI
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  15. any ideal on how we can stop them from bombarding our emails. I answered an add for a english bulldog puppy for $450 it didn’t say where it was as soon as I inquired about it the emails started from the UK, Benin, Cameroon I get at least 25 a day.

  16. use gmail. good spam blocking out of the box.

    i am familiar with the puppy emails too… they suck.

    what else can i say… umm, don’t use your everyday email address to talk to these people. that’s about all you can do.

  17. I received this e-mail from Benin Republic
    They have asked me to send them 180.00
    so they can send me 7000.00 a day.And
    every day until the sum of 2.5 million
    is sent.Just wondering if this is a scam.
    Your’s Truly
    Adrian Holoboff

  18. Yes Adrian Its a scam…..The Royal canadian Mounted police know about this group of ASSHOLES and IT has been reported to the BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU AND wESTERN uNION aLL ARE VERY INTERESTED AND ARE paYING DILLIGANT ATTENTION TO THEM THEY MAY NOT LIKE ALL OF THE ATTENTION.The above named officials want you to call them and report all contact with these criminals

  19. Never believe such messages, I received from Africa a lot of messages like these informing me that I won an astronomical sum of money; from UK, Ireland, USA…. it is scam. I send them back wrighting who they are in reality. So, don’t be fool.

  20. Date today: 2/13/2009.

    My friend just received the same emails. The asking price for stamp processing is $175. Supposedly, she will get a $400 money once this is processed.

    In my friend’s response, she mentioned that Western Union in USA does not ask for the recipient to pay. It’s as if the email my friend sent go unread for the salient points were not addressed or answered. This is strange. Disturbing also.

    Anyhow, I will save the above for my friend to read and do whatever she wants to do to stop this scam.

    Thank you.

  21. heres
    another one i have just recieved Western Union(R) Welcome to Western UnionSend Money Worldwide

    To:

    This office wishes to inform you that your message and informations had been acknowledged today,23-02-2009. Signal reaching us from the Federal High Court,Benin Republic indicated that your informations as you sent to this office had been confirmed valid and legitimate as it is in your file with the High Court,Benin Republic who has a sole authourity over your payment of $750,000Usd.

    You are hereby notified that here in this office(Western Union Head Ofice,Benin Republic),you are to receive your payment in $5,000Usd daily as we are not allowed to send more than $5,000Usd on one name per day. Alternatively,if you wish to get more of this amount,you are advised to forward any other names/address but all the names must not exceed the maximum amount of $5,000Usd at one transaction.We will continue to send your payment to you in $5,000Usd till your whole payments are cleard.

    To enable us proceed in sending your payment to you as stated above,you must send a cost fee of $85 to this office today. As soon as we receive this fee from you,we shall notified the apex court and you will start receiving your funds immediately.Send it through Western Union Money Transfer. Use the name of our officer below:

    NAME/ BARPHOLOME ONOCHIE
    COUNTRY/ COTONOU,BENIN REPUBLIC.
    QUESTION/ YOUR NAME?
    ANSWER/ .
    SENDER NAME/ADDRESS.
    AMOUNT SENT…..
    MTCN NUMBERS….

    Sincerely,

    Mr.Livinus Abango
    (Western Union,Benin Republic)
    Direct Tel: +229 90987909
    one i just recieved

  22. I want to know if anyone has heard of or been in contact with a Ndu Moses from Lagos.(I am assuming this name may be in reverse). I am admitting he has gotten much money.

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