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Scam email #229975 - (This is Federal Ministry of Finance; + 1 210987 0266)

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The email was sent on 2017-06-17 18:25:14 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 San Antonio, TX, Location found from phone number in email

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The scam

FEDERATION. Budget Office of the Federation (Federal Ministry of Finance)
Email: (

Dear Approved Beneficiary,

We write to inform you that, the presidency, economic and financial crimes
commission, federal ministry of ministry of finance, foreign operations unit of
First National bank of South Africa, SA police force, special fraud
investigation unit, US department of the treasury, U.S. National central bureau
of Interpol, FBI, U.S. Secret service, us diplomatic mission in South Africa,
in alliance with united nations delegates have been working towards the
eradication of Internet Fraud in western part of Africa.

Sequel to our comprehensive investigations, we have so far recovered so much
money from these Cyber criminals which is over ($81,375,000.00) EIGHTY ONE
THOUSAND US DOLLARS. The United Nation Anti-Corruption Commission and the
(EFCC) Ghana and Benin have ordered that, the money recovered from these Cyber
fraudsters (SCAMMERS) must be shared among 1st batch of 53 Victims of this
menace, whom we have their emails and contacts in our Database here in Ghana,
Nigeria, Benin and South Africa.

This email is been directed to you because your email address was found in one
of the scam Artist's file and computer hard disk in our custody here in SA
therefore, qualified you for this UN Assisted compensation Program. We have
approved to pay each of the victims we have their e-mail addresses the sum of
US$2,535,000.00. Because of re-consolidation of banks in SA and liquidity
crunch, we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a SECURED Courier
Service, who have received Government accreditation and approval to courier and
to carry out complete disposal services for the most highly classified material
in accordance with the highest possible security standards to ensure
safe/immediate settlement of all approved compensation.

So given by the content of this crucial notice, it is clear that no Shipping
Agency can deliver cash from one point to another without scrutiny and customs
check at the point of entry therefore; to by-pass this bottleneck, we have
irrevocably arranged this fund to be safely delivered to you by visa debit card
(ATM) under the auspices of a government certified Courier Express Mail
Service, who is to deliver the package successfully to the point of destination
without any delay.

Your Gold visa master card (ATM) number; 4539-7978-0214-3027 has been approved
and upgraded in your favor this morning. Your secret pin number is 6742. You
are advised that a maximum withdrawal value of
$50,000 usd is permitted for withdrawal per day from the ATM Account and we are
duly inter-switched and you can make withdrawal in any location of the ATM
center of your choice/nearest to you.

In line with the fiscal Regulatory policy, the only STATUTORY FEE you are
required to pay is the compulsory Economic Recovery Levy/Payment Authorization
Mandate (Judicial Endorsement/Registration) of $497.00
only. And here is the information you will use and send the money.

Receiver Name:..... Eric Edon
Country: ................Benin Republic.
City........... Cotonou.
Text Question:........ IN GOD.
Answer:........ WE TRUST.
Amount:...... $497.00 USD
Senders name .........
and Country............
and MTCN,,,,,,,,,,,,

Be aware that the courier delivery charges has been paid on your behalf by the
government and shipment shall commence as soon as we hear from you, so you are
advised to get back to us with the STATUTORY FEE and your home address where
you want the ATM GOLD CARD to be deliver to you.

May God be with you Amen.

Kind regards, + 1 210987 0266
Signed. . . .
Mr. Michael Ibeto Ngo-Agu(Secretary EFCC General).
Executive Chairman (EFCC).
Email: ( )

SpamAssassin Report (spam score: 9.2)

 pts rule name               description
---- ---------------------- --------------------------------------------------
 3.0 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 FREEMAIL_FROM          Sender email is commonly abused enduser mail provider
 1.2 MISSING_HEADERS        Missing To: header
 0.0 LOTS_OF_MONEY          Huge... sums of money
 1.0 FREEMAIL_REPLYTO       Reply-To/From or Reply-To/body contain different
 1.0 SPOOFED_FREEM_REPTO    Forged freemail sender with freemail reply-to
 1.0 MONEY_FRAUD_8          Lots of money and very many fraud phrases

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