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#17055 by Breakwind Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:27 pm
From WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER. Fri Nov 20 20:12:34 2009
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"WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER." <[email protected]>
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Western Union BONUS Payments
You can contact us here ([email protected])

This is to notify you about the latest development concerning all the payment that are left in our custody, which yours are inclusive Besides, your where given a bill of $100 up, in order to receive your payment of which we didn’t hear from you for sometime now.

Hence, our Western Union is now offering a Special BONUS to help all our customers that are having their payment in our custody due to of prices. In order words we are now requesting that those involve should pay only the sum of $65. 00 to receive all their payment abandoned in our custody. Besides, my dear, this is the opportunity for you and has to comply and your funds shall be transfer to your designated address. But remember that after (3 DAYS) you did not make the payment then we will divert your funds to Government Fund, to avoid problem or we will cancel the payment for this year until next year because this year is not like last year.

Again after (THREE DAYS) we will enter a new project for the year and that is the reason why we decided to help to all our customers before we enter into the new project. So be advise to send the $65.00 immediately so that we will register your payment and for to start receive $5000.00 as from tomorrow.
Be advice that there is no time again for us to call any person on phone unless you will call +229-98-653-377

After the payment of $65.00 you will start receiving your money every day $5000.00 through Western Union until the full payment of $1.500.000..00 is completed

Send the money through Western Union Money Transfer with the information below,

COUNTRY: ===Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Text Question== God
Answer: ======Save
Amount: ======$65.

The moment i receive the payment of $65 i will release the first payment information of $5000 to you and you will pick up the money and i will send you money.

Waiting for your reply.

Mr. Emmanuel Okeke.

Atlantic Bank Western Union Office Benin Republic
You can contact us here ([email protected])

#17057 by Jillian Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:56 pm
Note that the scammer intends to link to the legitimate Western Union website to try to make his email appear legitimate but he includes a typo:

There is no such thing as http://site.www.westernunion.com/

The real, legitimate Western Union site is here: http://www.westernunion.com and the scammer has no real connection to it.

Breakwind wrote:WEB:http://site.www.westernunion.com/
You can contact us here ([email protected])

Also note that if anyone were REALLY writing from Western Union they wouldn't be using a hotmail email address but an address ending in @WesternUnion.com. The scammer has tried to link to the real site in what we call "piggybacking".

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#17060 by David Jansen Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:15 pm
A variety on the western union payment scam is this one. "Someone" has issued a large sum on your name to be paid out via Western Union. Note that there is no name mentioned in the letter although the email address of the person who receives this email could consist of that person's name. This proves they send this email out to lot's of people. Of course there is no money waiting at the Western Union office and as soon as you would reply the scammer will come up with some fees that has to be paid first.
IP, Benin Republic

"Kenneth Slessor" <[email protected]> [Add]
I have a new email address!
You can now email me at: [email protected]

- Attn, Dear Friend, I am Tijani Ahmed, secretary to Dr. Idris Aka . I'm writing to let you know about your $1.5 million Dollars that my boss issued on your name before his travel out for his business purpose. Before he travels out he instructed me to send you the total money through Western Union Money Transfer because it will be less expensive and reliable for you to be receiving your daily $5000 dollar until you receive your total money completely. Meanwhile, the manager stated yester day that, the director, administrator trust funds have already signed and approved your payment, which you will be receiving your payment fund of 5000.00 Us Dollars immediately. So you are to contact them on below information to give you the information on how you will pick up the first payment fund of 5000.00 Us Dollars immediately. That is MTCN sender name question and answer. Here is their contact information: Vital Finance Bank Western Union Department. Location Address; Plot 1261, Adeola Hope well Street CO/B/REP, Contact Person: Mr ldriss onu. Tele phone Number: +229 93 22 20 99. Email Address:([email protected] ) Be advise that they will not be responsble for any hitches if you made any mistake in re-confirming your detail as they told me that you are the one holiding the transfer to proceed. They told me that you are going receive all your payment completely before this year runs off. So confirm your details to avoid any hitches in receiving your full paymentsthis year. This is what they need from you. Name.................. Receiver's Name....... Country............... City.................. Tel................... Test question......... Answer................ Also do let me know immediately they have started sending you your money, but try to comply with them to enable them serve you better.Thank,Mr.(smith koosi)

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