Emails of this nature are a crock. The people who send them, however, are crooks. “Be very carefully what ever you are doing” with them.
This particular specimen of scam email from Benin is so poorly-written that it defies logic that anyone would fall for it. Some have postulated that scams of this nature are deliberately poorly written so as to entrap the dumbest of the dumb, but I can’t even conceive of anyone thinking that this is real.
Subject: DEBT RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE Addax House 108 BP Akpakpa road danto
From: Mark Smith <email@example.com>
DEBT RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE
Addax House 108 BP Akpakpa road danto Benin Republic
Telephone: +229 68416227
Our Official Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the course of our General Auditing and Account revision of this first quarter of the year 2015, we discovered that the Bank Accounts belonging to some Benefactors have been changed on the basis that the owners have died some time last year or have given out an authorization note of change of data.
After the investigations however, it was revealed that there are Foreigners who are collaborating with Retired Staffs to make these changes illegally without the knowledge of the Bonafide Benefactors and one traced to your own change is this Dr Thomas Ray. his group who said you are dead, hence they have forwarded some documents of funeral service held for you so as to divert your Fund Amount:US$26,000,000.00
They have also forwarded this bank account below as the new account that will receive this money.
Bank: Hang Seng Bank
Bank Address: 83 Des Veoux Road, Central – Hong Kong
Account Name: Arnold Hamilton
Account Number: 235-325172-882
Bank Code: 024
Swift Code: HASEHKHH
But we wanted to confirm if actually this is true and hence decided to write to your email address which after 2 days from now and there is no response, we will then know that you are dead indeed and go on with the transfer. If proved otherwise by you that you did not die, please forward to us all the related Benefactors particulars including your Telephone number, contact address. Copy of your ID these details from you will help to assist us reach a conclusion that you are not dead.
Anything contrary to this claim will help us charge this man to court and prosecute him while your fund will be paid to you immediately without any further delay. You have to get back to us on time for us to commence legal proceedings against this Dr Thomas Ray. his Associates and his accomplices.
Note: to help us fish this people out any where they are this massage should not be forwarded to them or any body, and also stop what ever you are doing with them it is for your own good Be very carefully what ever you are doing with these crocks. I promise you this commission most assist you to make sure your funds gets to you without delay only if you can comply with our advice.
Meanwhile the instruction is that if you cannot be in the Bank and sign the documents then you are to send An Affidavit of Support from the Probate Court Registry Authorizing a Government Accredited Attorney to sign documents on your behalf.
The cost of the Affidavit of Support is $90 and anybody asking you to pay any Amount above that should be reported to my office immediately for Persecution as Government has decided to deal decisively with anyone trying to encourage corruption which has dented the image of this Country among comity of Nations.
The Designated receiver name and address to send the Affidavit of Suport is as follows:
Receiver=== Name: Ezebuilo Emmanuel Ekwealor
Country==== Benin Republic
Address:===108 BP Akpakpa road danto Benin Republic
Test Question:=== Transfer?
Answer: ======== Urgent
Amt============== $90 USD
Yours in Service,
Mark Smith (Head Auditor
Lest anyone think that sending $90.00 to Benin will entitle them to millions of dollars, even if you were foolish enough to send this money along, you can be guaranteed that there will be fee after fee after fee demanded for this, that, and the other – in other words, these consummately evil eaters of pig dung will milk you for every penny you are dumb enough to send.
Remember, these “money trunks” do not exist. This is a cleverly-faked picture. There is no money waiting for you in Africa. Never send money to an unknown person via Western Union, Money Gram, or Green Dot Money Pack Card, or any other method.
Be careful out there.
The Old Wolf has spoken.