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ATTN DEAR BENEFICIARY
rbewardson321@gmail.com


Scam Email received June 18, 2018 from www@tiara.ocn.ne.jp

rbewardson321@gmail.com
rbewardson321@gmail.com
Email From:

www@tiara.ocn.ne.jp

Subject:

ATTN DEAR BENEFICIARY

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rbewardson321@gmail.com, rbewardson321@gmail.com

Email Subject:

ATTN DEAR BENEFICIARY


ATTN DEAR BENEFICIARY – rbewardson321@gmail.com


ATTN DEAR BENEFICIARY, I AM REV.EDWARD BENSON, DIRECTOR CASH PROCESSING UNIT,UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA [UBA] THE ONLY BANK APPOINTED BY THE O.A.U MEMBERS LED BY PRESIDENT JOHN KUFFOR. DUE TO ON GOING FRAUD IN WEST AFRICA COUNTRIES WHERE SOME INNOCENT BENEFICIARIES WERE ASKED TO PAY IN ADVANCE BEFORE RECEIVING THEIR MONEY. THE ABOVE AFRICA UNION AND IMF HELD A MEETING IN BENIN REPUBLIC AND RESOLVED TO PAY ALL BENEFICIARIES IN CASH THROUGH A DIPLOMATIC COURIER SERVICE.THE UNION HAS APPROVED AND APPOINTED UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA TO PAY YOU THE SUM OF ($1,500,000.00)BUT DUE TO ONGOING FRAUD IN WEST AFRICA, WE HAVE TAKEN (US$10,000) FROM YOUR FUND FOR HANDLING CHARGES.THEREFORE THE AMOUNT YOU WILL BE EXPECTING FROM THE DIPLOMAT IS $1,490,000.00) INSTEAD OF ($1.5M).WE HAVE SET UP A PLAN TO CONCLUDE THIS TRANSACTION WITH YOU, HENCE YOU CAN GIVE US MAXIMUM COOPERATION.WE WANT YOU TO STOP FURTHER COMMUNICATION WITH PERSONS, BANK OR COURIER THAT PROMISED TO PAY YOU THROUGH BANK TO BANK, WESTERN UNION, MONEY GRAM, ATM CARD, EVEN CHECK,DO NOT LISTING TO THEM BECAUSE BENIN REPUBLIC FINANCIAL INSTITUTION HAS PROHIBITED SUCH PAYMENT DUE TO FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. WE ALSO UNDERSTOOD FROM THE FILE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH THE FRAUDSTER WHO HAS BEEN EXTORTING MONEY FROM YOU,MY DEAR,AS A SENIOR BANKER, CONTROLLING THIS CASH PAYMENT NOW,I ADVISE YOU NOT TO WASTE YOUR HARD EARNING MONEY BY PAYING ANY BODY IN ADVANCE AGAIN, AND IF YOU JUST FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTION YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR MONEY IN THREE DAYS TIME. YOUR FUND WILL BE PACKAGED IN A CONSIGNMENT BOX AND SHIPPED THROUGH LICENSED DIPLOMATIC COURIER SERVICE. I WILL ALSO SEND THE PICTURE OF THE BOX BY ATTACHMENT TO YOU TO SEE HOW THE MONEY IS PACKAGED, I WILL SEND YOU MORE MAILS TO GIVE YOU MORE INFORMATION WITH MY INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT FOR YOU TO KNOW THE GENUINE OF THIS TRANSACTION.THEREFORE, QUICKLY FORWARD YOUR FULL NAME, HOME ADDRESS AND DIRECT PHONE NUMBER TO ME AT(rbewardson321@gmail.com) FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY.ALL THE DOCUMENTS WILL BE SENT TO YOU IF I AM ASSURED THAT YOU HAVE STOPPED SENDING MONEY TO THOSE FRAUDSTER . BUT GOD WILL SURELY JUDGE ALL OF THEM WHO LIVES BY CHEATING. MY BIBLE SAYS WHAT DOES IT PROFIT A MAN TO GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD BUT LOOSE HIS SOUL? I AM WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU WITH THE REQUIRED INFORMATIONREV.EDWARD BENSON JP DIRECTOR CASH PROCESSING E-MAIL ( rbewardson321@gmail.com) rbewardson321@gmail.com

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