This email with the subject "Attn Dear Citizens!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:35:52 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Roberta Jacobson <www.@vivid.ocn.ne.jp>, although it may have been spoofed.
Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 Greeting from USA Embassy, Attn Dear Citizens! This is to notify you that your consignment has been in our custody we are waiting for you to comply with our instructions before your package delivery will be effected to your delivery address. We have been waiting for you to contact us regarding your consignment box which Courier Company suppose to deliver to you which is on hold by USA HomeLand Security Department Bureau and requesting for clearance certificate which will be obtain from the origination of the consignment box before it will be released. As a result of you not comply within duration given by Benin Government that is the reason the consignment box was diverted to treasury but the government of American have decided to make the world happy by been willing to release the package consisting of a Bank Draft with the Total sum of $ 15.5millions usd written with your name as the beneficiary within 4 hours immediately you secure the clearance certificate today. After the meeting held by our board of director which was concluded that the delivery of your consignment to your address must be complete within 4hrs upon your comply to our requirement which is by sending the sum of $ 550.00 to enable the origin obtain the needed certificate and your consignment for onward delivery to your house immediately without any further delay we decided to contact you because we confirm some offices are trying to deceive you. Note that your consignment box has been arrived in US embassy and waiting to receive clearance certificate before the gate pass is given. Mean while you are advice to reconfirm the below information upon contacting us to avoid delivery to wrong person. 1, Full name: 2, Address: 3, Occupation: 4, Cell-Phone: 5, Nearest Airport: Once you notify us with the above information including the payment details with the sum $550 dollars we will release your consignment to you. Note that you are expected to pay only $ 550.00usd for your clearance certificate and you are to pay it to Benin Republic as the origination of the consignment box in favour of: John Collins as our accountant officer in Benin Republic Send the $ 550 usd through western union or money gram once you receive this mail with the information below for immediate release of your consignment box, Receiver name: John Collins Country..Benin Republic city..Cotonou question: Yes Answer: Yes. Amount necessary. $ 550usd Once you send the money, try to notify us with the MTCN for easy pick up and for immediate action on the release of your consignment. Please treat this as matter of urgency .Note that any unclaim consignment will be returned to the Courier Company after 3 days for final divertion as a result of failure to comply with our instruction and claim your consignment which arrived from Africa to our local airport here in USA. So you are urgently advise to comply with our demand so that we will release your consignment we are working for the best of America citizen. Treat with dispatch, Yours Faithfully, Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, FROM UNITED STATE OF AMERICA