A new scam email from “Mr. Sarawut Gan,” but using the same return address as “Dr. Graham Honnse” from the IRS.
I have not yet figured out if the scammers in Nigeria have just moved to Benin – it’s only 122 km from Lagos to Cotonou – hoping to avoid the obvious unsavory connection, or if the Boys from Benin are trying to piggy-back onto the success of the Lads from Lagos. Almost all my scam emails these days are from Benin, and precious few from Nigeria.
Whatever the case, stay far away from emails like this. There is no money waiting for you in Africa; the USA would never send official communications from Benin or any other country, nor would they ask you to wire money using Western Union, Money Gram, or any other service.
Subject: Attn Consignment Owner.
From: Sarawut Gan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Port Columbus Intl Airport-Cmh, Columbus OH 4600 International Gateway
Columbus, Ohio 43219 U.S.A Urgent Reply.
Attn Consignment Owner.
I am Mr. Sarawut Gan , Executive Director, Port Columbus International Airport Ohio USA, During our recent withheld package routine check at the Airport Storage Vault, we had discovered an abandoned shipment from one Diplomat agent who came all the way from Republic Du Benin under shipping forwarder from Hatfield-Jackson Atlanta Int’l Airport to our facility custody here in Port Columbus Ohio and when scanned, it revealed an undisclosed sum of money in one Metal Trunk Boxes weighing approximately 12kg.
The consignment was abandoned because the Contents of the consignment was not properly declared by the consignee as EURO money EURO rather it was declared as personal effect to avoid diversion by the Shipping Agent and also the inability of the diplomat to pay for the United States Non Inspection Charges, On my assumption, the box contain more than $2.8 Million and the consignment is still in our Storage House here in Port Columbus Intl Airport till today.
However,you should be informed that the Consignment in one metal boxes with weight of about 12kg (Internal dimension: W61 x H156 x D73 (cm)effective capacity: 180 L.) Approximately, the details of the consignment including your name/address were tagged on the Metal Trunk boxes. Please note that this consignment is supposed to returned to the United States Treasury Department as unclaimed delivery due to your delays in contacting us with (Sworn Affidavit for claim / Custom Delivery permit Order) from the origin of the Country BENIN and both certificates will cost you the sum of US$95.00 to obtain, So as a matter of urgent you are hereby advised to pick up below information and send the Sworn Affidavit for claim / Custom Delivery permit Order fee of US$95.00 to our Inspection Agent in Federal Republic Of BENIN to obtain the Sworn Affidavit for claim / Custom Delivery permit Order from Custom and Border Protection BENIN.
HERE IS THE INFORMATION WHERE TO SEND THE US$95.00 VIA WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER TODAY.
Receipt Name….. UDE EBUKA
Text Question….How Long
I,am waiting for your prompt respond with the Western Union or Money Gram payment details.
Mr. Sarawut Gan,
Executive Director, Port Columbus International Airport Ohio.
I make it a point to use an anonymous emailer to send various unsavory physiological suggestions to these baboons, not that it will do any good, but pissing them off and raising their blood pressure is small payback for their criminal antics. I wish I could have them all thrown in some rat-infested prison somewhere for the rest of their days.
The Old Wolf has spoken.