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Scam email #255939 - FROM OFFICE OF THE WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER

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The email was sent on 2019-02-05 01:37:50 and appeared to be from offi.f@yahoo.com but this address could have been spoofed.
If you replied to this email, your reply would have been sent to westeru13@gmail.com which was the scammer's actual email address.
It was probably sent from 74.6.134.124 in Unknown, United States

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The scam



FROM OFFICE OF THE WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER.
ADDRESS NO.72 AGATA ROAD , COTONOU BENIN REPUBLIC
WESTERN UNION HEAD OFFICE DEPARTMENT REPUBLIC OF BENIN .
FOREIGN CONTRACTOR PAYMENT OFFICE
WEB http://www./

DEAR CUSTOMER,

FOLLOW UP THE INSTRUCTION GIVEN BELOW BECAUSE AFTER OUR MEETING HELD WITH THE
FBI,UNITED NATION, BOARD DIRECTORS OF WESTERN UNION AND FEDERAL MINISTRY
OFFINANCE, THEY FINALIZE THAT YOU HAVE ONLY 2HOURS GIVEN TO RECEIVE YOUR FIRST
PAYMENT OF $5,000 USD FROM THE TOTAL FUNDS WHICH IS ($7.5M) SINCE YOU ARE
FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO MAKE THIS PAYMENT, WE HAVE DECIDED THAT YOU ARE TO GO
AHEAD AND PAY WHATEVER YOU HAVE AS FROM $65 FROM THE FEES SINCE YOU ARE NOT
ABLE TO COME UP WITH THE REQUIRED SUM..$260.

OUR GOVERNMENT HAVE WARN YOU TO STOP FURTHER COMMUNICATION/DEALING WITH ANY
BANKS THAT HAVE NO WEBSITE DUE TO FRAUD GOING ON WORLDWIDE. ANY BANKS THAT IS
CONTACTING YOU WITHOUT WEBSITE IS FAKE.PLEASE VIEW OUR WEBSITE NOW
:http://WWW.WESTERNUNION.COM.

THEREFORE GO STRAIGHT NOW AND PAY ANY AMOUNT YOU HAVE AT HAND FOR THE FEES TO
ENABLE US RELEASE YOUR PAYMENT THAT IS PLACE ON HOLD BY THE MANAGEMENT AND BE
INFORMED THAT YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY THE BALANCE SUM OF YOUR FEES UPON CASHING
UP OF YOUR FIRST $5,000.00 USD, ALSO I AM USING THIS MEDIUM TO INFORM YOU THAT
FAILURE TO PAY THE BALANCE SUM WILL LEAVE US WITH NO OPTION BUT TO CANCEL YOUR
TRANSFER AND CAN NEVER CASH UP THE BALANCE SUM. HERE IS THE INFORMATION OF YOUR
FIRST PAYMENT BUT IT IS PLACE ON HOLD BY THE

MANAGEMENT AND YOU CAN NOT BE ABLE TO PICK UP UNTIL YOU SEND THE DEMAND WHICH
IS ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY YOU HAVE, JUST TO PROVE HOW SERIOUS YOU ARE.

1.SENDER FIRST NAME:... Holly
2.SENDER LAST NAME..... Waldon
2.TEST QUESTION:....4HRS
3.TEST ANSWER:......TIME.
4.AMOUNT ..........$5,000 USD
5.MTCN:# 153-493-6984
(STILL PENDING)

FOR YOUR INFORMATION DO NOT EXPECT THE RELEASING OF YOUR PAYMENT WITHOUT
SENDING THE MONEY REQUIRED AND REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE GIVEN ONLY 2HOURS TO
COMPLY OR YOUR TRANSFER WILL BE CANCEL IMMEDIATELY SINCE YOU ARE TOLD TO SEND
ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY YOU HAVE IN ORDER TO HELP YOU.BELOW IS OUR ACCOUNT OFFICER
NAME WHICH YOU WILL USE TO SEND WHATEVER
YOU HAVE TO ENABLE US RELEASE YOUR FIRST PAYMENT IMMEDIATELY.

1.RECEIVER NAME:.....EMMA MMABIA
2.COUNTRY:.............BENIN REPUBLIC.
3.CITY :...............COTONOU .
ADDRESS:........NO.72 AGATA ROAD , COTONOU BENIN REPUBLIC
6.AMOUNT ...........ANY AMOUNT FROM $65
7.MTCN....................
8.SENDER NAME:............

SEND US THE MTCN NUMBER IMMEDIATELY YOU SEND THE MONEY AND IMMEDIATELY WE
CONFIRM THE TRANSFER FEE WE WILL RELEASE YOUR FIRST PAYMENT $5000 TODAY NOT
TOMORROW

REGARDS
MR. PETER GODWIN
GENERAL OPERATION MANAGER.
VITAL FINANCE WESTERN UNION DEPARTMENT
Western Union? Send Money Worldwide

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