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New Scam Approach! 'Arrest of Two Benin Citizens for Fraudulently Collecting Money from Foreign Beneficiaries'

A kind reader sent us this recent scam email he received- one we've never seen before! This is a new approach but still hilarious in its entirety. Incredulous!

C'mmon, are you really in the belief that you are entitled to an inheritance from someone you never knew? Think about it. Please do not fall for this scam! Beware!

Thank you for the email, Wesley!

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Subject: RE ARREST OF TWO BENIN CITIZENS, PRESENTLY IN OUR CUSTODY CHARGED WITH AN OFFENCE OF FRAUDULENTLY CO

JACKSONBEN201 has sent you a message on jackson201

RE ARREST OF TWO BENIN CITIZENS, PRESENTLY IN OUR CUSTODY CHARGED WITH AN OFFENCE OF FRAUDULENTLY COLLECTING MONEY FROM FORIEGN BENEFICIARIES

This is to inform you that,the above subject matter is related to you which lead to the arrest of this two Benin who are in possession of a huge amount of monies($1 Millions) awaiting transit to switzerland, during our interogation with them, it was disclosed to us that it was a long time inheritance claim payment meant to be delivered to you,but it was routed Benin-London-Switzerland, secoundly the documents found on them bear your name as a sole beneficiary of the said fund and your full contact address.
A...Your full Name.....
B...Your home address.......
C...Telephone number.........
D...Your occupation...........
E...Country........................
F...your international passport/or drivers licens or state I.D
Card........
Also foward the major email they use to scam you because we need it for more investigation inother to make sure that we arrest them all.

E-mail(news.scotmet-metrop002@live.fr )

But due to all the irregularities in thier statements we discovered that they are fraudulent,for this reason we are contacting you for verification and confirmation if you have any long outstanding claim with the Benin government in the past or any bank/security company in Benin

We urgently demand a response to this letter to enable us advice you,and follow up this issue with the accused persons and the Benin Government for justice to be done if you are a victim of this fraudulent activities. Note that if we do not hear from you soonest we shall have no option than to repatriate the accused and return the money to the country of origin.
Thank you

D.S CLARK (SP)
ANTI-TERRORIST OPERATION OFFICER..
SCOTLAND YARD POLICE.
GREATER LONDON.
Emai(news.scotmet-metrop2009@live.fr)

 

3 comments:

  1. Lars said,

    it had me at first but then it said 'monies'... :) ... makes you wonder how many they already scammed... do you have stories of people victimized by this?

    on June 26, 2009 at 3:40 PM  


  2. Joe said,

    Now they leave a Telephone Number
    DL: Tel: + 447035989461

    on August 6, 2009 at 8:14 PM  


  3. Joe said,

    Greater London

    Date.......08/06/2009(Code;MPL/3114)


    Attention!!!

    Re: Arrest of one expatriate, Presently in our Custody Charged with an Offence of Money Laundry.

    This is to inform you that, the above subject matter is related to you which lead to the arrest of one expatriate a suspects at Heathrow Airport here in London who are in possession of a huge amount of Monies($USD) awaiting transit to Switzerland, During our interrogation with them ,it was disclosed to us that it was a long time claim payment meant to be delivered to you, but it was routed London-Switzerland, Secondly the documents found on them bear your name as the sole beneficiary of the said fund and your full contact address .But due to all the irregularities in their statements we discovered that they are fraudulent, for this reason we are contacting you for verification and confirmation if you have any long outstanding claim with any country in the past or any bank/security Finance company.

    We urgently demand a response to this letter to enable us advice you, and follow up this issue with the accused persons and the country concerned for justice to be done if you are a victim of their fraudulent activities.

    Note that the said fund has been deposited with Anglo Irish Trust Bank London for safety, if we do not hear from you soonest we shall have no option than to repatriate the accused and return the money to the country of Origin.

    Thank you


    CLARK (SP)
    Anti Terrorist Operation Officer.
    Scotland Yard Police.
    Greater London
    DL: Tel: + 447035989461

    This is the full email

    on August 6, 2009 at 8:15 PM