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Scam email #229365 - WE CENTRAL BANK OF BENIN (BCEAO - BANQUE CENTRALE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST)

Email info

The email was sent on 2017-05-19 10:54:51 and appeared to be from michaelwilliams297@yahoo.com but this address could have been spoofed.
If you replied to this email, your reply would have been sent to unitedbankforafrica.plc@bk.ru which was the scammer's actual email address.
It was probably sent from 98.137.66.111 in Unknown, Benin

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The scam

WE CENTRAL BANK OF BENIN (BCEAO - BANQUE CENTRALE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST) IN CONJUNCTION WITH UBA BANK
CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS: BCEAO HOUSE,HEADQUARTERS: ADDRESS: CARREFOUR DES TROIS BANQUES AVENUE PAPE JEAN PAUL II, COTONOU, BENIN. POSTAL ADDRESS: 01 BP 2020 Cotonou BENIN REP. ,
WEST AFRICA.

EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR, CENTRAL BANK OF BENIN
PAYMENT CODE (FGN28)
DATE: 11/5/2017

ATTENTION: BENEFICIARY,

THIS IS TO NOTIFY YOU THAT YOUR OVER DUE INHERITANCE/CONTRACT FUNDS HAS BEEN GAZETTED TO BE RELEASED, VIA KEY TELEX TRANSFER (KTT) -DIRECT WIRE TRANSFER TO YOU THROUGH ANY OF OUR CORRESPONDENT NOMINATED BANK,BY THE SENATE FOR FOREIGN OVER DUE FUND PAYMENT.
MEANWHILE, A MAN CAME TO THIS OFFICE FEW DAYS AGO WITH A LETTER, CLAIMING TO BE YOUR TRUE REPRESENTATIVE THAT WE SHOULD TRANSFER YOUR MONEY INTO THIS NEW ACCOUNT

HERE ARE THE INFORMATION FOR YOU TO CONFIRM TO THIS OFFICE IF THIS MAN IS TRULY FROM YOU OR NOT. SO THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING INTO ANY WRONG ACCOUNTS.

CLAIMER'S NAME: MR.PHILIP REEVES,
BANK NAME:BANK OF AMERICA, CALIFONIA.
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 151702533556.
ROUTING NUMBER:307070005
SWIFT CODE:N/A

PLEASE, DO RECONFIRM TO THIS OFFICE, AS A MATTER OF URGENCY IF THIS MAN IS ACTUALLY FROM YOU.AND IF IT IS NOT FROM YOU.
YOU ARE REQUESTED TO FILL AND SEND THE BELOW INFORMATION FOR VERIFICATION PURPOSES SO THAT YOUR FUND VALUED US$15,000,000.00 (FIFTEEN MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) WILL BE REMITTED INTO YOUR NOMINATED BANK ACCOUNT ANY WHERE.
THIS FUND IS AS A RESULT OF INHERITANCE/CONTRACT ON YOUR BEHALF.
INFORMATION NEEDED FROM YOU FOR VERIFICATION ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1. YOUR FULL NAME:.....................
2. YOUR FULL ADDRESS...................
3. YOUR MOBILE PHONE NUMBER:...........
4. FAX NUMBER:.........................
5. AGE.................................
6. SEX:................................
7. YOUR OCCUPATION:....................
8. YOUR BANK NAME AND ADDRESS..........
9. YOUR BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER............
10.YOUR BANK ROUTING NUMBER AND SWIFT CODE............
11.ANY SCANNED COPY OF YOUR IDENTITY:..(NECESSARY)....

YOU ARE HIGHLY ADVISED TO CONFIRM THE REQUESTED INFO AND QUICKLY CONTACT THE UBA BANK (UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA) ON BELOW INFORMATION LISTED SO THAT THEY WILL TRANSFER YOUR FUND TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT.

CONTACT PERSON :..... MR. KENNEDY UZOKA
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS : .....( unitedbankforafrica.plc@bk.ru )
PHONE NUMBER : .......... +229 9919 6616

AS SOON AS THEY RECEIVE THIS INFORMATION FROM YOU, THEY SHALL COMMENCE WITH ALL NECESSARY PROCEDURES IN ORDER TO REMIT THIS MONEY INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.
WE CENTRAL BANK OF BENIN (BCEAO - BANQUE CENTRALE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST) IN CONJUNCTION WITH UBA BANK
CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS AND THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE (FMF) EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE SENATE COMMITTEE FOR FOREIGN OVER DUE INHERITANCE/CONTRACT FUND HAVE APPROVED AND ACCREDITED THIS REPUTABLE BANK WITH THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR UBA BANK CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS,TO HANDLE AND TRANSFER ALL FOREIGN INHERITANCE/CONTRACT FUNDS THIS FISCAL YEAR 2017 AS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS RAISED AND RELEASED MORE FUND WITH AID FROM THE IMF.

HOWEVER, WE SHALL PROCEED TO ISSUE ALL PAYMENT DETAILS TO THE SAID MR. PHILIP REEVES, IF WE DID NOT HEAR FROM YOU WITHIN THE NEXT 48HRS FROM TODAY.
WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THE DELAY IN TRANSFERRING OF THIS FUND MUST HAVE CAUSED YOU WHILE I ASSURE YOU 100% SAFE TRANSFER OF THE FUND DIRECT TO YOUR ACCOUNT AS ADEQUATE ASSURES HAS BEEN PUT IN PLACE.
CONGRATULATIONS.

REV DR WILLIAM WETEGO.
CENTRAL BANK OF BENIN
(BCEAO - BANQUE CENTRALE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST)

SpamAssassin Report (spam score: 10.2)


 pts rule name               description
---- ---------------------- --------------------------------------------------
 0.0 T_DEAR_BENEFICIARY     BODY: Dear Beneficiary:
 0.0 TVD_RCVD_IP4           Message was received from an IPv4 address
 0.0 TVD_RCVD_IP            Message was received from an IP address
-0.0 RCVD_IN_DNSWL_NONE     RBL: Sender listed at http://www.dnswl.org/, no
                            trust
                            [98.137.66.111 listed in list.dnswl.org]
 0.0 URIBL_BLOCKED          ADMINISTRATOR NOTICE: The query to URIBL was blocked.
                            See
                            http://wiki.apache.org/spamassassin/DnsBlocklists#dnsbl-block
                             for more information.
                            [URIs: bk.ru]
 0.0 FREEMAIL_FROM          Sender email is commonly abused enduser mail provider
                            (michaelwilliams297[at]yahoo.com)
 0.0 DKIM_ADSP_CUSTOM_MED   No valid author signature, adsp_override is
                            CUSTOM_MED
 1.6 SUBJ_ALL_CAPS          Subject is all capitals
-0.0 SPF_PASS               SPF: sender matches SPF record
 0.2 FREEMAIL_ENVFROM_END_DIGIT Envelope-from freemail username ends in
                            digit (michaelwilliams297[at]yahoo.com)
 1.0 FORGED_YAHOO_RCVD      'From' yahoo.com does not match 'Received' headers
 1.2 MISSING_HEADERS        Missing To: header
 0.1 DKIM_SIGNED            Message has a DKIM or DK signature, not necessarily valid
 0.0 LOTS_OF_MONEY          Huge... sums of money
 1.2 UPPERCASE_75_100       message body is 75-100% uppercase
 1.9 REPLYTO_WITHOUT_TO_CC  REPLYTO_WITHOUT_TO_CC
 0.0 T_DKIM_INVALID         DKIM-Signature header exists but is not valid
 1.6 FORGED_MUA_MOZILLA     Forged mail pretending to be from Mozilla
 1.2 NML_ADSP_CUSTOM_MED    ADSP custom_med hit, and not from a mailing list
 0.0 T_FILL_THIS_FORM_SHORT Fill in a short form with personal information
 0.0 MONEY_FRAUD_8          Lots of money and very many fraud phrases



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