Scam 1: Benin Fraud
Seems that Benin is rapidly replacing Nigeria as the source of these scam letters.
Subject: Attn Please!
From: McAllen-Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am commissioner McAllen-Miller the director of international airport Texas United States. Due to the illegal operations of fraudsters in this country America our council with the united Nation forum has established to help you and other scam victims recover your funds and consignments boxes here in America. So far now, we have recovered 100 consignment boxes abandoned in our airport ware house and an other 50 consignment boxes apprehended from illegal fake diplomats.
Due to the petitions received by the formal UN boss secretary general-general Kofi Annan from all over the continent in regards to the fraudulent activities going on in America sub-region with the Security’s agent and diplomats who has been delaying people’s funds and gold hold, consignments and valuables in their custody are demand to be releases to their owners.
I am commissioner McAllen-Miller the director of international airport Texas, McAllen-Miller commissioner of international airport Texas United States for peace keeping, appointed by the new government of (NDC) president professor Vickie Sutton, I have included Your name into the beneficiary files of scam victims for release of 2 consignment boxes valuable of $95million us dollars and 85kilograms of gold deliver to you from the cargo department of the united nation diplomatic courier service here in 100 South International Boulevard Progreso, TX 78579 United State.
The $95 Million is from the UN compensation/bailout funds for citizens of UN member countries and citizens of commonwealth Nations for Poverty alleviation during this economic crunch and recession. The sum of $7 trillion was shared amongst 215 companies and individuals. You were awarded the fund for investment to ease the economic crunch and to be profitable and help others in need as a measure to ease the present economic hardship.
So according to our agreement with the United Nations including the origin of your fund in Benin Republic all our communications should be on email for record purpose so you are advice to follow the instruction immediately for your own good and future.
You are therefore advice to submit all your information for onward delivery of your 2 register Consignment boxes deliver to you.
Home or office address.
Direct telephone number/mobile number.
Country of origin.
Please kindly note the below important registration details of your
(2) consignment boxes
The registration no………………………. gil/am/xxx21/0x
The batch number of the boxes……………….gil/ am/xxx54/0x
Security code number…………………… ..sfss/am942054/02
Serial no………………………. …..0043687/eb.
You are advise to act fast in receipt of this email to you and any further delay will be the pleasure of the Unhrc to use your fund to help the displaced people in Darfur and you are also advice to stop any illegal transaction because we have place our net working on you in any transaction you may likely participant on.
For further negotiation to enhance the completion of this transaction, you will contact the united Nation diplomatic base (U.N.D.B) for delivery of your 2 consignment boxes to you after you complete the payment of $80 us dollars for the endorsement fees for the signatory of the Texas international airport Authority . a NOTE YOU ARE ADVICE TO DIRECT THE FEE TO BENIN AS ORIGINATED OF YOUR BOXES VIA WESTERN UNION OR MONEY GRAM.
Receiver’s name: JULIUS CHUKUWMA
COUNTRY: BENIN REPUBLIC
AMOUNT $80.00 USD.
The director of international airport TX.
No, Julius, I don’t think I’ll be sending you any money today. Just go ahead and claim those boxes for yourself, and feel free to spend all the money they contain:
Scam 2: Craigslist scammer
I have about ten items up on Craigslist – here’s an inquiry (which was full of red flags, but I answered anyway, just in case it was an honest buyer.
Sorry, I just saw your Cl Post now. how much are you willing to sell it last, but will like to meet with you in person first before payment,will that be possible? As far as meeting goes,Today and tomorrow works. I’ll be available by 4-5ish…if that works for you? contact through, email@example.com n let me know if you wanna set up day n time to meet,.please let me know whether or not you’d like me to come by today or tomorrow… thanks so much!
To: firstname.lastname@example.orgSubject: Craigslist response
I saw your answer via email about the [item]. Where are you located?I would be able to meet today if that works for you.
Hello! let’s do like this, actually now I’m not in town for now, I came to visit my son so I wont be able to meet with you but am ok with the condition as seen on the advert, I’ll proceed in issuing a Check out to you and when you received the check, I will make arrangement for pick-up. So get back to me with below details asap.
Last Asking Price:
And as soon as this is provided, the payment will be overnight to you and I will let you know when its mailed out. I need you to be honest with the sale as I am a God fearing person
** N.B UPS does not deliver to P.O box addresses.
That check, of course, would be bogus – and for a lot more money than I was asking for the item, like this one:
All I would have to do is deduct my sale price and send the rest to the scumbag’s “shipping agent.”
Naturally, the drone didn’t even bother to read the advert, or he would have seen this:
Cash-only sale, no shipping agents, PayPal or Western Union money transfers.
I sent my prospective buyer a letter full of implications about his parentage and suggesting a few choice anatomical exercises.
These people frost my chops – and far, far too many are taken advantage of. Please talk to your loved ones who are using local classified boards or Craigslist, and show them that they are at risk to be scammed if they are not careful.
The Old Wolf has spoken.