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Mr. MIKE  ANTHON or MR. ROBERT SCOTT DEWAR at BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION
...received a report of scam against you and other British/US citizens and Malaysia, Etc. whom the country of Nigeria/Benin,Bokinafaso And Ghana have recompensed you due...
229-9793 2215

Have you received an email from "Mr. MIKE  ANTHON at BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION", claiming  they "...received a report of scam against you and other British/US citizens and Malaysia, Etc. whom the country of Nigeria/Benin,Bokinafaso And Ghana have recompensed you due..." and Nigeria owes you money from a "contract/inheritance payment file", whatever that may be, and he will send you the money on an ATM card, if you contact "229-9793 2215"?  "Mr. MIKE  ANTHON at BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION" is a highly educated and highly ranking lawyer or government official who apparently can't spell and feels the odd need to randomly capitalize some WORDS (like that). If this doesn't immediately strike you as a scam, then allow us to point out the inconsistencies and how the scam works.

It's a mystery who the dead guy is or why he named you as a beneficiary or what "contract" the, but you better reply pretty quickly or risk losing millions from the "contract/inheritance payment file".  Also notice that the "lawyer" is writing to you from a free email account (Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.); in fact, they typically use more than one different free email accounts.

Of course, even if what is presented in the email were true; you would be committing several felonies, including fraud.

If you would like a step by step explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here!


Scam email from "Mr. MIKE  ANTHON at BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION":

From: b.hcommission [ b.hcommission@laposte.net ]

Subject: CAREFUL, FROM BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION.

Date: February 24, 2008

  BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION

20/24 Degbago Cresent

Walinda House Building

Cotonou-Benin Republic

Tell: +229-9793 2215

Email: gozney.britishhighcommission05@yahoo.co.uk

Dear,
 
The BRITISH High Commission in Nigeria,Benin Republic,Ghana and Bokinafaso received a report of scam against you and other British/US citizens and Malaysia, Etc. whom the country of Nigeria/Benin,Bokinafaso And Ghana have recompensed you due to meeting held with Four countries Government and the world high commissions against fraud activities by the Four country Citizens.
 

Your name was among those scammed as listed by the Nigeria Financial Intelligent Unit (NFIU). A recompensation has been issued out in ATM CARD to all the affected victims and has been already in distribution to all the bearers. Your ATM CARD was among those that was reported undelivered as at on Friday and we wish to advise you to see to the instructions of the Commitee to make sure you receives your ATM CARD immediately .

NFIU further told us that the use of Nigeria Couriers and the Benin was abolished due to interception activities noticed in the above mentioned courier services in Benin,Nigeria and Ghana and thereby have made a concrete arrangement with the DHL Courier Company for a safe delivery to your door-step once the beneficiairy meets up the demand of the conveyancy.

We advise that you do the needful to make sure the NFIU dispatches your recompense on Friday. You are assured of the safety of your draft and availability and be advised that you should stop further contacts with all the fake lawyers and security companies who in collaboration scammed you. Call me at:(+229-9793 2215) immediately to check if the delivery date suits you.

Again stop further contacts with all the fake Security,lawyers and those couriers companies who in collaboration scammed you. 

Yours in Service,


Mr. MIKE  ANTHONY
CONSULER,
BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONS
Cotonou-Benin Republic

 



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Here is another version of the scam:

From: british1highcommission@rediffmail.com [mailto: british1highcommission@rediffmail.com ]
Sent: 17 February 2008 01:08 AM
Subject: BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION

Reply to: britishhighcommission1@yahoo.co.uk 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION Metro Plaza, Plot 991/992 Zakari Maimalari Street Cadastral Zone AO, Abuja. TEL: +234 8033689165 E-MAIL: Contact britishhighcommission1 @yahoo.co.uk  Attention, The BRITISH High Commission in Nigeria,Benin Republic,Ghana and Bokinafaso received a report of scam against you and other British/US citizens and Malaysia Etc. The countries of Nigeria Benin Republic, Bokinafaso And Ghana have recompensed you following the meeting held with the Four countries\' Government and various countries\' high commission for the fraudulent activities carried out by the Four countries\' Citizens. Your name was among those scammed as listed by the Nigeria Financial Intelligent Unit (NFIU). A compensation has been issued out to all the affected victims and has been already in endorsemnet to all the victims. Yours was among those that was reported unpaid as at on Friday and we wish to advise you to see to the instructions of the Committee to make sure you receive your compensation immediately. We advise that you do the needful to make sure the NFIU endorse your payment on Monday. Contact the office of the consular for an advise on how your recompense will be effected to you Contact britishhighcommission1@yahoo.co.uk . Be advised that you should stop further contacts with all the fake lawyers and security companies who in collaboration scammed you. Call +234 8033689165immediately to check if the endorsement date suits you. Yours in Service, MR.ROBERT SCOTT DEWAR CMG

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