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Scam email #229577 - Attention, Dear,

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The email was sent on 2017-05-29 12:40:41 and appeared to be from but this address could have been spoofed.
If you replied to this email, your reply would have been sent to which was the scammer's actual email address.
It was probably sent from in Unknown, Benin

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The scam

Attention, Dear,

I am Mr Christ Ben, the Chair holder in charge of Treasury Department,
International wire transfers of Benin Republic Federal Ministry of Finance. You
are to reply through this my official email address (
because this is to inform you that your fund was brought to my desk because the
director & management of the WESTERN UNION & MONEY GRAM transfer have declared
to divert your fund to the government treasury account just because you can not
pay the wire transfer fee. In reasoning wisely to this complain I told them to
wait until I hear from you so that I will know the reason why you decide to
reject such amount of money $3.7Million USD which is your rightful & legal
overdue inheritance payment just because of transfer fee.

The reason why I sent this email to you is because its your sweat and for this
reason you still have this last chance to claim your fund if you can send
$75.00 USD today because I have already arranged your wires ready for its daily
wires to you but failing to do this, I will allow them to have power over your
fund and I am very sorry if you failed as this is the last chance.

Therefore, send the $75.00 USD immediately you receive this email today and
email your full name and address to me if you want your $3.7Million USD be send
to you by western union OR Money gram transfer but the maximum amount
officially allow for it per day wire to you is $5000.00 USD per day until you
receive your complete $3.7Million USD from here. The second option is for you
to send me the full detail of your bank account if you want your fund to be
fully transfer by direct bank to bank wire transfer to your account at once.
After you have sent the $75.00 and email me the MTCN numbers, you are to
indicate your wish to receive your funds as I have stated above and the funds
will be released to you without any hitch.

Here is the money gram information in the name of my accountant to avoid delay
in receiving your fund and remember that I have done my best for you and I will
make sure that your wire will begin to be released to you from the moment you
sent this $75.00.

Send the $75.00 now and send me email with the money gram MTCN reference
numbers when you send the number +229 98645241 when you have sent the fee okay.

RECEIVER NAME:.............. Eze osaze Raph
CITY :............... COTONOU .
TEST ANSWER:......ok
AMOUNT ?.........75.00USD

Send it and email the MTCN control number, amount sent, name and address of
sender to me for easy collection and once again remember to reply through this
my official email address:

Mr Christ Ben
Treasury Department, International
Wire Transfers, Federal Ministry of Finance Benin Republic.
telephone:+229 98645241

SpamAssassin Report (spam score: 13.8)

 pts rule name               description
---- ---------------------- --------------------------------------------------
 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 FREEMAIL_FROM          Sender email is commonly abused enduser mail provider
 2.7 RCVD_IN_PSBL           RBL: Received via a relay in PSBL
                            [ listed in]
 1.5 RCVD_IN_SORBS_WEB      RBL: SORBS: sender is an abusable web server
                            [ listed in]
 0.5 RCVD_IN_SORBS_SPAM     RBL: SORBS: sender is a spam source
                            [ listed in]
 3.6 RCVD_IN_SBL_CSS        RBL: Received via a relay in Spamhaus SBL-CSS
                            [ listed in]
 1.2 MISSING_HEADERS        Missing To: header
 0.0 URIBL_BLOCKED          ADMINISTRATOR NOTICE: The query to URIBL was blocked.
                             for more information.
 0.0 MIME_QP_LONG_LINE      RAW: Quoted-printable line longer than 76 chars
 0.0 LOTS_OF_MONEY          Huge... sums of money
 1.0 FREEMAIL_REPLYTO       Reply-To/From or Reply-To/body contain different
 1.4 SPOOFED_FREEM_REPTO    Forged freemail sender with freemail reply-to
 0.0 T_FILL_THIS_FORM_SHORT Fill in a short form with personal information
 0.0 T_FILL_THIS_FORM_FRAUD_PHISH Answer suspicious question(s)
 0.0 FORM_FRAUD_5           Fill a form and many fraud phrases

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