Scamming Scum

The boys from Benin, like the Lads from Lagos, never seem to give up.


Subject: MTCN: 3784757648 Amount: $5000.00
From: DAVID JOHNSON <foreignpayments19497@gmail.com>

To: undisclosed-recipients:;

MR DAVID JOHNSON
Payment Director
West Africa zonal office,
Western Union.

Ministry of Finance,

WELCOME TO WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER THIS MAIL IS ONLY FOR THE
OWNER OF THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS:

Below is the information of your first payments $5000 Dollars sent to
you today. But unfortunately, the managing Director of this department
called us this morning and
reported that you have not paid the required fee $100 which you are
supposed to pay earlier for the purchasing and updating of your
transfer files but we have
already sent out the payment out but not yet been putting on your name
as the receiver. You will be receiving $5000 daily until your total
amount of funds $520,000
is fully paid to you.

Since you are finding it difficult to get the $100 we have decided
that you are to go ahead and pay whatever you have out of the total
fee $100 required. But
remind you, no amount below $50 will be accepted so we expect you to
pay whatever amount from $50 and above. You are to pay what ever you
have and we will activate your
mtcn number and direct the transfer to your name as the receiver.

Send it to this information below:

Name:__________Joe Mba
Address:________Cotonou/ Benin Republic
Text Question____Transfer?
Answer_____________Yes

Please any amount you send let us know but remember any amount below
$50 will not be accepted. Send us the payment information’s
immediately after you send it.

HERE IS THE MONEY TRANSFER DETAILS MADE TO YOU!!!

MTCN: 3784757648
Sender’s First Name: CLARENCE
Sender’s Last Name: CORASS
Test Question:Color
Answer: Blue
Amount: $5000.00

Don’t expose this numbers to anybody else. If you need to check the
transfer online to see that the money is posted online for
you:https://wumt.westernunion.com/asp/orderStatus.asp?country=BJ
Note that the money detail given to you does not bear your name as the
receiver yet. As soon as we receive the fee from you, we will
immediately activate your
mtcn# and put your name as the receiver. Please take note; you need to
go along with your passport ID or Drivers license when you need to
pick up the transfer
okay.

We look forward to hearing from you. Contact me with this Email (
wudpt5@gmail.com)

REGARDS,
MR DAVID JOHNSON
WESTERN UNION BENIN -TRANSFER AGENT


This personal email, sent to “undisclosed recipients,” is certainly tempting. Okay.

So many things wrong with this, but sadly some people will fall for it.

In case you were wondering, it’s a scam. It’s always a scam. As soon as anyone mentions Western Union or Send Money, you can be sure it’s a scam.

Don’t fall for this. Ignore any such emails. Please.

The Old Wolf has spoken.

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