||From: Fred Jonah <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2015 21:12:54 +0100
Subject: URGENT REPLY IMMEDIATELY
The Federal Government of Benin Republic through provisions in Section
419 of the Criminal Code came up with punitive measures to deter and
punish offenders. The Advance Fee Fraud section deal mainly with cases
of advance fee fraud (commonly called 419) such as obtaining by false
pretence through different fraudulent schemes e.g. contract scam,
credit card scam,
inheritance scam, job scam, loan scam, lottery scam, “wash” scam
(money washing scam), marriage scam. Immigration scam, counterfeiting
and religious scam.
It also investigates cyber crime cases. This is to officially announce
to you that some scam Syndicates were apprehended in Cotonuo, Benin
Republic few days ago and after several interrogations and tortures
your details were among those mentioned by some of the scam Syndicates
as one of the victims of their operations.
After proper investigations and research at Western Union Money
Transfer and Money Gram Office to know if you have truly sent money to
the scam Syndicates through Western Union Money Transfer or Money
Gram, your name was found in Western Union Money Transfer database
amongst those that have sent money through Western Union Money
Transfer to Benin Republic and this proves that you have truly been
swindled by those unscrupulous persons by sending money to them in the
course of getting one fund or the other that is not real.
Right now we are working hand in hand with Western Union and Interpol
to track every fraudsters down, do not respond to their e-mails,
letters and phone calls any longer they are scammers and you should be
very careful to avoid being a victim to fraudsters any longer because
they have nothing to Offer you, but to rip-off what you have worked
hard to earn.
In this regards a meeting was held between the Board of Directors of
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and as a
consequence of our investigations it was agreed that the sum of Nine
hundred thousand US Dollars(US$900,000) should be transferred to you
out of the funds that Federal Government of Benin Republic has set
aside as a compensation to everyone who have by one way or the other
sent money to fraudsters in Benin Republic.
We have deposited your fund at Western Union Money Transfer agent
location EMS Post office Cotonuo, Benin Republic. We have submitted
your details to them so that your fund can be transferred to you.
Contact the Western Union agent office through the e-mail address
stated below about this notification letter and the transfer of your
Contact Person Dr. Tony White
Office e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Total Claim (US$900,000)
Tel: +229 98258762.
Supp. Fred Jonah
Assistant Investigation Officer.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
15A Awolowo Road, Dowa, Cotonuo.Benin Republic
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