A Scam 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" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 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 Interest is $900.000. (NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY) 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: Ushighcommibenin@sify.com, 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 responses. Sincerely Mr Cannon James For U S A High Commission,Bernard Anani Street Cotonou Benin Republic