This email with the subject "It is a great pleasure to announce to you that our new electedpresident is compensating you with the sum of US$800,000.00" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:02:57 -0400 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Ministry of Economy and Finance (Benin)" <www.minister.@ivy.ocn.ne.jp>, although it may have been spoofed.
Ministry of Economy and Finance (Benin) BoÃte Postale : 01 BoÃte Postale nÂ325 eMail: email@example.com TÃlÃphone : (229) 98 29 01 23 TÃlÃcopie : (229) 98 60 73 20 Ref: FMF/SGH/101/231. Good Day Sir/Madam, This is to notify you that our new elected president Honourable Mr. Patrice Talon budget US$100, 000, 000.00 to compensate those that was trick/dupe by scammers in Benin Republic during the past administration of Honourable Mr. Thomas Yayi Boni(Formal President). From the file received from our online monitoring unit containing the list of the victims to be compensated, your email address and name was included as one of the scam-victim. It is a great pleasure to announce to you that our new elected president is compensating you with the sum of US$800,000.00 with deep apologies. Please accept the apology from the Honourable Mr. Patrice Talon, who has come to change and lead the people of Republic Du Benin to achieve their goals. We prayed this message meets you in a good statement of health as we do not know if this email still exist. Best Regards, Yours Sincerely, Mr. Luc Halman Minister of Finance Cotonou Benin