Scam Emails and a bit of baiting

Treasury Department Office Wire Transfers Federal Ministry of Finance Benin Republic.

Published / by Dave McDave / 2 Comments on Treasury Department Office Wire Transfers Federal Ministry of Finance Benin Republic.

WARNING: These are scams. They are Emails sent to a honeytrap address only ever used for this purpose. Do not reply to these people, they will try to con you into paying out money in return for nothing.

CAVEAT: Please note that some of these Emails may be impersonating a genuine company or person. We wish to make it clear that any such name mentioned within these Emails has no connection to the scam. For the sake of searching, we leave these messages untouched, but we will respond to any concerns left in our comments.

From: "Treasury Department Office"<[email protected]>
Reply: <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:28:02 +0100
Subject: Wire Transfers, Federal Ministry of Finance Benin Republic.


This is Mr. Michael Toure, The Secretary of the Treasury for
International Affairs is a senior position within the Benin Republic
Department of the Treasury Federal Ministry of Finance on
international wire transfers. You are to reply through this my
official email address.([email protected] ) because
this is to inform you that your fund was brought to my desk because
the director & management of the WESTERN UNION &MONEYGRAM transfer
have declared to divert your fund to the government treasury account
just because you can not pay the wire transfer fee. In reasoning
wisely to this complain I told them to wait until I heard from you
today so that I will know the reason why you decide to reject such
amount of money USD$2.5Million which is your righful & legal overdue
inheritance payment just because of transfer fee.

The reason why i sent this email to you is because its your sweat and
for this reason you still have this last chance to claim your fund if
you can send USD$78.00 today because i have already arranged your
wires ready for its daily wires to you but failling to do this, i will
allow them to have power over your fund and am very sorry if you
failed as this is the last chance.

Therefore, send the USD$78.00 immediately you receive this email
today and email your full name and address to me if you want your
USD$2.5Million be send to you by western union OR Monegram transfer
but the maximum amount officially allow for it per day wire to you is
USD$7,500.00 per day until you receive your complete USD$2.5Million
from here . The second option is for you to send me the full detail of
your bank account if you want your fund be fully transfer by direct
bank to bank wire transfer to your account at once. After you have
sent the $78.00 and email me the mtcn numbers, you are to indicate
your wish to receive your funds as I have stated above and the funds
will be released to you without any hitch.

Here is the western union or moneygram information in the name of my
accountant to avoid delay in receiving your fund and remember that i
have done my best for you and i will make sure that your wire will
begin to be released to you from the moment you sent this $78.00 .

Send the $78.00 now and send me email with the western union mtcn or
moneygram reference numbers when you send the money , you can as well
call me on this number +229-95754103 when you have sent the money now
ok .

Receivers Name:……IKEME BASIL
Pay-Out Country:… Benin
Pay-Out City : Cotonou.
Address: Sain-Pierre Paul Cotonou, Benin-Republic.
Test Question:..God
Answer :.. Bless.
Amount to send: …$78.00


Send it and email the MTCN control number, amount sent, name and
address of sender to me for easy collection and once again remember to
reply through this my official email address
[email protected]
[email protected]

Mr. Michael Toure.
Treasury Department, International
Wire Transfers, Federal Ministry of Finance Benin Republic.



  1. Good Day Sir/Madam,
    My name is Elizabeth Mena and I am sending you this email today because I have received COUNTLESS emails from people who supposedly live in the Benin Republic telling me for the past 7 month that I have a LARGE amount of funds in my name and they are wanting me to receive these funds, however there’s always a catch!!! Every single one of them have been asking me to send them a fee in order for me to collect my funds… At the beginning when this was all so new to me I did send some fees, hoping that I would receive my funds, but till this day I haven’t received ONE PENNY!!!! It’s RIDICULOUS how I’m still receiving emails regarding these so called funds!! So I decided to reach out to someone in your Treasury department that would be so kind and investigate this for me. I need to know if there is any validity to these claims that people are making. I’ve been told that I’ve either had money donated to me, an inheritance has been left in my name or I’ve won these funds!! The only reason why I would try to believe this is because I am a Christian woman and I have much faith!! I have been praying for a long time for a financial miracle to come my way. I believe that anything is possible when one believes and has much faith as I do. MY phone number is: ********* Please contact me as soon as you can so I can put all this scepticism aside. I know people will say anything just for me to send them money that I do NOT have :”( :”(
    Thank You Kindly,
    Elizabeth Mena

  2. THIS Is not a scam!! I sent them the 78$ and have now become a millionaire! Thank u mr James brown of Benin 🇧🇯 republic!

    I am also a complete idiot and talk to pixies. Quack.

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