Scam of the Day 26th January 2017 – Benin or Greenland?

Yet another geographically confused scammer.

This is Mr Peter Godwin the Former United States Ambassador to
Republic of Benin, I came down here in Cotonou Benin Republic for an
ECOWAS meeting and I was searching for some files that I left in this
office before I left and found out that you have not received your
fund, and I asked the present ambassador Mr James Knight what happened
that you have not receive your fund and he said that you refused to
pay the required fee for the delivery of your ATM CARD.

I’m contacting you this morning because the director of the ATM CARD
center here in Benin Republic said that they will divert your ATM CARD
to the Government Treasury just because that you cannot pay for the
service fee of your ATM CARD which is $95.00 only according to them.

But I told them to wait until I hear from you today so that I will
know the reason why you rejected such amount of money $2.5m which will
change your life just because of $95.00.

I want your urgent response as soon as you receive this email and
explain to me the reason why you have abandon your ATM CARD because of
$95.00. But if you don’t need it then I can change your name to
another person so that this Government will not claim this money but I
know that you will love to have it.

Please my dear I want to help you to receive this fund because it was
a big shock to me that you have not receive your ATM CARD and withdraw
your money since 2 years now and I’m very sorry for that and you will
receive your fund before the end of this meeting which will take us 4
days and I will be here to monitor it until you receive your fund.

This is where you should send the fee today and don’t fail to do that
as I have said.

Receiver Name==== Josep Onyek
Country =======Benin Republic
City ============= Cotonou
Text Question ===== Urgent
Answer ============ Today
Amount ======== $95.00
Sender Name ====
Mtcn ====
I will wait to hear from you today with the mtcn number.

Finally, make sure that you reconfirm your full details.
1) FULL NAMES:
2) DELIVERY ADDRESS:
3) PHONE NUMBER/
4) COUNTRY:

call me +299 98454022

Mr Peter Godwin

From United States Former Ambassador to the Republic of Benin

The scammer claims to be in Benin, yet +299 is the country code for Greenland. This scammer’s stupidity is easily explained – the country code for Benin is +229. Yes, he’s too dumb to even get his phone number correct.

Loan Scammer – stewartfordj@gmail.com

Here’s a typical loan scam format sent from a scammer in Brazil

From: Bonifacio Josephbonifaciojoseph1@gmail.com

GARANTIA OFERTA DE EMPRÉSTIMO INSCREVA-SE AGORA:
STEWART J. FORD COMPANY tem dinheiro para emprestar aos interessados pessoas, investidores, empresas e.t.c de qualquer país para qualquer finalidade, com qualquer forma de crédito.
Você está na necessidade desesperada de fundos?
Você deseja uma casa ou um carro, mas não têm as finanças para adquiri-lo?
Você está na necessidade de fundos para o seu negócio imobiliário, a compra da propriedade ou estabelecimento projeto?
Você foi recusado por outros emprestadores ou Banks?
Você está na necessidade de fundos para pagar suas contas ou para a sua educação infantil?
Você está na necessidade de ajuda financeira para o arranque ou expansão ou para outros fins?
empresa STEWART J FORD Lending está concedendo-lhe a oportunidade de concretizar o seu dream.We ajudar a resolver o seu problema financeiro dentro de um curto período. Se você estiver interessado em um empréstimo, por favor contacte-nos através do endereço de e-mail abaixo para o seu pedido de empréstimo.
stewartfordj@gmail.com

Google translation to English:

GUARANTEED LOAN OFFER APPLY NOW:
STEWART J. FORD COMPANY has money to lend to interested people, investors, companies etc. in any country for any purpose, in any form of credit.
You are in desperate need of funds?
You want a house or a car, but do not have the finances to purchase it?
You are in need of funds for your real estate business, buying property or property project?
You have been turned down by other lenders or Banks?
You are in need of funds to pay your bills or your children’s education?
You are in need of financial assistance for start-up or expansion or other purposes?
company STEWART J FORD Lending is giving him the opportunity to realize their dream.We help solve your financial problem within a short period. If you are interested in a loan, please contact us via the email address below for your loan application.
stewartfordj@gmail.com

From: Stewart. J Fordstewartfordj@gmail.com

Hello,
We got your mail, this is international investment and loan lending company, we invest and also offer loan to interested persons from any country for any purpose. We are offering loans from my lending branch in south america Brazil. We give loan to persons from any country, transfer of funds is through bank to bank. We will loan you money but before then, send the below informations so we can give more details for our lending.

NAME:

ADDRESS:

COUNTRY:

DATE OF BIRTH:

OCCUPATION:

AMOUNT NEEDED:

PURPOSE:

TEL:

MOBILE NUMBER:

A copy of your identity card is also needed.

Wait your reply.
STEWART J FORD LENDING COMPANY INTL,
005511946661814.

Telephone Slamming

Wikipedia1 defines Telephone Slamming as

an illegal telecommunications practice, in which a subscriber’s telephone service is changed without their consent.

Slamming can be annoying and time consuming for a consumer to sort out and may lead to higher charges and being locked into a contract that they don’t want to be in. For businesses, it can be much worse as if a company’s phone service is slammed, the scammer could change contact details so that all notifications go to him and then he is free to re-direct calls, change outgoing messages and intercept voicemails. This would allow him to intercept customers who are trying to contact the real company and either steal the business or just outright scam them. The first that the company might know about it is when they start getting complaints or bad press.

References

1. Telephone slamming – Wikipedia