Scam Emails and a bit of baiting

Mr. Karim Barhoumi Kindly Send Your Respond To:

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From: "Mr. Karim Barhoumi" <>
Date: Sun, 20 May 2018 11:15:27 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: Kindly Send Your Respond To:

C/O Ministre de lEconomie et des FinancesBtiment IGF, 2e tage08 BP 989, Cotonou, Benin Republic.TELEPHONE:

Your Attention Is Urgently Needed: Kindly Send Your Respond To:

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 the 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 released.

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 ( ) 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.

Regards,Mr. Karim BarhoumiResident Representative

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