Scam Emails Archive : Generic


From: "Mr. James Cannon" <>

This email with the subject "FROM USA HIGH COMMISSION BENIN" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 24 Mar 2009 21:23:08 -0400 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "Mr. James Cannon" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Attn Beneficiary,

This message is directly from the Desk of Secretary to the United States
of America High Commission Cotonou Benin Republic. We are writing to
notify you that  the Organization of African Unity  (OAU)  after series of
meetings  held in Ethopia   on   the 3rd of March 2009 concluded finally
to pay you the accrued interest of the Usd 30M which was  with Meridian
Bank Texas  in the United States of America for over one year period.

The origin of that fund was from a African country (Contract /Inheritance
payment), transfered in your name / account  for further wire transfer but
along the line, you were not able to meet up with the request of the 
Government of the country  which resulted to the return of the fund back
to its country of origin.

Well our reason for writing you is to inform you that, that the Accrued
and this High Commission of the united states in Benin Republic has been
mandated to pass accross this circular to you to come up for quick CLAIM
of this amount.

Payment  will be effected to you immediately through Benin Republic under
the supervision of this USA High Commission in Benin as OAU decided in
Ethopia after their meeting.  This Interest however was not returned with
the Principal amount , Its a different amount all together,. We ve made
investigations through the United States Embassey in all African States &
found out that you ve not received anything since then as Organization of
African Unity (OAU) confirmed also.
Out of Pity, we decided to write you to come up for claim of this interest
($900,000.00) immediately, since this interest accumulated when the
principal amount was in your name.

OAU  has concluded that this amount MUST strictly be paid to you without
further delay through this USA High commission in Benin Republic , no
other quarters. Requirements for this payment to you

i) Forward to us, your receiving bank account information immediately
ii)Bank name, Bank address, Swift Codes, Account name & account numbers.
Copy of your Identification , required also .iii)Send to us also your
address in your country .
2) Do contact Mr  CANNON JAMES immediately at  the U S Embassey in Benin
Republic for this Interest payment to you.  Immediately you receive this E
-Mail, after sending  to us your receiving bank account information as
requested, you contact Mr Cannon James( USA Citizen) on his Email:, this $900,000.00  Must reflect in your bank
account as you will provide,  after due verification.  .This is urgent

Note further, State to us your receiving account information clearly by
email, write everything in BLOCK CAPITALS  exactly as stated above.

We hope everything is very Clear to you?

Thanks for your understanding and corporation
This is the United States of America High Commission Benin Republic.

I  Mr Cannon James is an American Citizen and  I have  worked in the U S
high Commission in Benin for more than 15 years now.  Mrs Leatha B Brown
is our Ambassador in Benin Republic as well. Your immediate response will
be of great advantage to you. Be sure of this payment through this High
Commission of the united States in Benin Republic, as Mandated by the
Organization of African Unity (OAU). Be informed . We are await your


Mr Cannon James For U S A High Commission,Bernard Anani Street Cotonou
Benin Republic