Has someone offered you a huge sum of money or a valuable consignment? It's a 419 or advance fee fraud - find out how they work, and what to do to be safe.
#3689 by benjamin Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:44 am
This is a devious scam. The scammer pretends to be Western Union - the email has photos and Western Union logos stolen from various websites and could look real to some. He sends you the MTCN for you to pick up, but there's a catch. Either the number is real and can be tracked online but has a different receiver name to yours, in which case you can never collect it, or as in this case, the MTCN doesn't exist, but they claim you need to pay in order to track it.
The website is of course the real WU website, but everything else is false.

FROM OFFICE OF THE WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER.
COTONOU BENIN REPUBLIC/ADDRESS 455 AGBOKOU,ANKPA ROAD
LAGOTES PALAR

WEB SITE.www.westernunion.com http://site.www.westernunion.com/

ATTN;BENEFICIARY (your name:

PLEASE YOU ARE ADVISE TO GO TROUGH THIS EMAIL CAREFULLY AND AND MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND AND READY TO COMPLY WITH THE CONTENTS BEFORE REPLYING TO IT. WE ARE INSTRUCTED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF BENIN TO TRANSFER YOUR FUND TO YOU VIA OUR SERVICE (WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER) SO YOU WILL BE RECIEVING $5,000.00 USD DAILY UNTILL IT COMPLETE THE CORRECT AMOUNT ($1.5,000.00).

MEANWHILE YOU ARE REQUIRE TO SEND US THE TRANSFER CHARGES WHICH is £125 USD FOR THE $5,000.00 THAT WE HAVE ALREADY REMIT TO YOUR NAME BECAUSE WITH OUT THAT YOU CAN NOT PICK THE MONEY FORIT IS ON HOLD.

NOTE: THE REASON WHY WE NEED YOU TO SEND US THE $150 USD IS THAT WE TRIED TO DIDUCT THE TRANSFERING FEE OUT FROM YOUR FUND BUT THE MINISTER ADMINISTRATOR TRUST FUND OF BENIN REPUBLIC TOLD US THAT NO ONE HAS ACESS OVER YOUR FUND AS IT HAVE BEEN SIGNED AND STAMPED THAT NO MONEY SHOULD BE DIDUCTED UNTIL IT GETS TO YOU TO AVOID ANY MISUNDERSTANDING BEACUSE IF ANY ONE HAS ACESS TO THAT IT WILL INVOLVE YOU LOOSING YOUR FUND, NO ONE HAS TO BE TRUST EVEN YOUR MOTHER OR YOUR FATHER.

HERE IS THE INFORMATION OF THE ONE WE SENT TODAY TO YOU BUT IT WILL REMAIN ON HELD UNTIL YOU SEND US OUR TRANSFER CHARGES OF £125 BEFORE WE CAN RELEASESE IT TO YOU SO YOU CAN TRACK IT WITH OUR WEB SITE.

WWW.WESTERNUNION.COM

Sender Name: CHARLES ORLANDO
MTCN : xxx-808-8034

Receiver Name ---- --(your name).
Country Receiver--------
Question---------------what colour
Test Answer-----------------Green
Amount----------------------$5,000,00,

http://www.westernunion.com/info/selectCountry.asp
FINALY UPDATE US WITH HE $125 USD TO ENABLE US PROCEED ON YOUR PAYMENT IMMEDIATELY, BELOW IS THE INFORMATION YOU WILL USE TO REMIT THE $125 USD VIA WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER BEEN OUR TRANSFERING CHARGE FOR YOUR $5000.00 USD.

1.RECEIVER NAME:........ NNONYELU MARCEL
2.COUNTRY:.....................BENIN REPUBLIC .
3.CITY :.............................COTONOU.
4.TEST QUESTION:............FUND?
5.TEST ANSWER:..............TRANSFER.
6.AMOUNT:.....................£125, USD
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YOUR URGENT RESPOND IS HIGHLY NEEDED .
REGARDS
SIR.JOESPH FRDE
FORIGN OPERATION MANAGER

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