Scam Emails and a bit of baiting

Mr. Karim Barhoumi Your Attention Is Urgently Needed:

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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: "Mr. Karim Barhoumi" <[email protected]>
Reply: [email protected]
Date: Wed, 16 May 2018 21:20:03 +0200 (CEST)
Subject: Your Attention Is Urgently Needed:

C/O Ministre de lEconomie et des Finances
Btiment IGF, 2e tage
08 BP 989, Cotonou, Benin Republic.
TELEPHONE: +229-69837959
EMAIL: [email protected]

Your Attention Is Urgently Needed:

This is to intimate you of a very important information which will be of a
great help to redeem you from all the difficulties you have been experiencing
in getting your long over due payment due to excessive demand for money from
you by both corrupt Bank officials and Courier Companies after which your fund
remain unpaid to you.

I am Mr. Karim Barhoumi a resident representative of the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) It may interest you to know that reports have reached our office by
so many correspondence on the uneasy way which people like you are treated by
Various Banks and Courier Companies across Europe to Africa and Asia and we
have decided to put a stop to that and that is why i was appointed to handle
your transaction here in Benin Republic.

All Governmental and Non-Governmental parasites, NGOs, Finance Companies,
Banks, Security Companies and Courier companies which have been in contact with
you of late have been instructed to back up from your transaction and you have
been advised NOT to respond to them anymore since the IMF is now directly in
charge of your payment.

You are hereby advised NOT to remit further payment to any institutions with
respect to your transaction as your fund will be transferred to you directly
from our source. I hope this is clear? Because any action contrary to these
instructions is at your own risk. Kindly respond to this e-mail on with
immediate effect and we shall give you further details on how your fund will be

Reconfirm the information bellow

1. Full Name:
2. Address:
3. Nationality:
4. Age: Date of Birth:
5. Occupation:
6. Phone: Mobile/Cellular………….Fax:..
7. State of Origin:
8. Copy of your identity Card

Respond to via this e-mail ( [email protected] ) with immediate
effect and we shall give you further details on how your fund will be released.

Also call me as soon as you send the e-mail so that you will be given an
immediate response: Direct Hot line: CALL: +229-69837959.

Mr. Karim Barhoumi
Resident Representative

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