No, this is NOT the Ambassador to the Benin Republic

It should go without saying. It’s so blatantly obvious. But sadly, people still do fall for this. I post these in the hope that even a single soul, somewhere, who has received this same message will do a search online and find this post.

These ignorant criminals, sitting in rat-infested internet cafes in various places in Africa, don’t give up because people continue to fall for their lies. These people have no morals. Please protect yourselves and your loved ones from the activities of these scum-sucking bottom-feeders.




From: James Knight <

To: undisclosed-recipients:;


US Ambassador to Benin Republic

Without mincing words, I am convinced 100% that you have had bitter experience with various ‘scammers’ claiming to be high government officials and thereby defrauding you of your ‘hard-earned money’. The activities of these scammers has changed your perspective about conducting business on the internet, and you now believed there is no genuine business that can be conducted on the internet anymore. Well, I am an American and the internet was created by Americans for the purpose of creating awareness for your products/services and conducting genuine business with easy. I am fully committed to deliver the “diplomatic consignment” to you in the United States in order to differentiate myself from the many Benin Republic you have dealt with. I am a full citizen of the United States , but I was on a Foreign Mission here in Benin as an US Ambassador. Hence, I am making every efforts to ensure that no citizen of the United States is cheated by Benin Republic .

Therefore, I need your utmost support and understanding to actualize this dream. I also want you to understand that I do trust you and I expect you to show me the same trust and respect in return since trust is a 2-ways street, On the other hand, trust is a relationship of reliance, Trust also means being able to predict what other people will do and what situations will occur.

Trust is both an emotional and logical act. Emotionally, it is where you expose your vulnerabilities to people, but believing they will not take advantage of your openness. Logically, it is where you have assessed the probabilities of gain and loss, calculating expected utility based on hard performance data, and concluded that the person in question will behave in a predictable manner. In practice, trust is a bit of both. I trust you because I have experienced your trustworthiness by merely believing in what I have said, even when you have not seen me, and because I have faith in human nature.

Frankly speaking, I understand that anyone in your shoes will feel betrayed, but I still want you to show me your trust by giving me the benefit of doubt on this delivery arrangement. My identity and personality is verifiable, and I promise to deliver the consignment to you in the United States without any hitch. Please do not allow this mission to die off because of US$145.00 TO REGISTER YOUR PACKAGE AS AN AMBASSADORIAL PACKAGE, I meant so well for you and I believe you will appreciate me more when you have finally received your partial payment of US$2,5Million upon my arrival with the package in United States . I will use my position and personality to deposit the US$2,5Million into your bank account in the United States without questioning from the financial monitoring authorities, since all documentations proving the legitimacy of the funds has been processed.

Please don’t see me as one of the numerous dubious Benin Republic you have dealt with in the past. I am a different person entirely and I came from a different continent. I have the American spirit in me and I hate cheaters. I promise to always uphold the national unity of the United States . Please reply back ASAP and let me know your possibility of sending the US$145.00 today.

You can send it via western union Or Money Gram with below name.

Reciever’s name………Simeon Ekwe
Country……….Benin Republic,
Text Question…….God?
Amount ……..US$145.00 Only
Sender’s name…..

Note that you are expected to send the fee right immediately to enable me register your package as an AMBASSADORIAL PACKAGE because once i package that it will give me ability to pass through every Custom offices without interception of the package.

Respectfully yours,

Mr.James Knight
US Ambassador to Benin Republic

“Ambassador to Benin Republic”. Right. You can spot the bad English of these filthy criminals a mile away if you are in the least familiar with their scams.

Be careful out there and protect yourselves and your loved ones.

The Old Wolf has spoken.

2 responses to “No, this is NOT the Ambassador to the Benin Republic

  1. Supposedly, they’re not ignorant. The mailings are deliberately inept as intelligence tests, and those who are even more inept and stupid enough to be taken in by them are the target. Out of the millions who receive the spam each day, the tiny tiny fraction who bite are still enough to be good money for the spammers, for a minimum of effort. The victims too stupid to catch on don’t complain and continue to feed the parasites, and most who do clue are too embarrassed to say anything.

    • I have mentioned that here; obviously some of these letters are written by people with some sort of system in mind. I use “ignorant” here in the sense of “discourteous or rude.”

      Sadly, even the intelligent can be fooled by a well-crafted con; it just happened to someone who is very close to me. A recent college graduate, she was taken in by the offer of a good job, and ended up wiring two grand somewhere, never to see it again. May the pigs who scammed her be stricken with a painful wasting disease.

      My suspicion is that most of these scam letters are passed from person to person in Africa with little training, because I’ve seen the same letters and schemes come time and again. I doubt that most of the lads from Lagos who do this are thinking along the lines that you mentioned. It’s probably more like “You can make money from stupid white men, here’s what you do;” hence a lot of the people who do this are just following a cookie-cutter approach, without thinking much about the psychology of the tools they use. I suspect most of these are truly uneducated; certainly they are morally bankrupt.

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