MoneyGram was used in email scam. Look at the sample format and be aware! We received another scam email and it’s related to MoneyGram International. For those people who are not familiar what is MoneyGram all about, it is a remittance. It offers easy and convenient money transfers. We all know that in MoneyGram, we can easily send and receive money.
When I check the MoneyGram locations mentioned in the email I received, surprisingly it was on MONEY GRAM INTERANATIONAL COTONOU BENIN REPUBLIC with an ADDRESS 455 AGBOKOU,ANKPA ROAD LAGOTES PALAR.
Checking loctions in MoneyGram online official website is possible. Visiting https://secure.moneygram.com/locations when I search “Benin Republic” or “Lagotes Palar”, there is no MoneyGram locations for those addresses.
Therefore I conclude that the email I received is obviously a scam. Read the message. The scammer want to me to send money to him via MoneyGram. Transferring money is easy. However, why should I send money to the person I don’t personally know.
MoneyGram Scam Email Report: See Sample Format
I received this MoneyGram scam email from Mr. Mark Ambroe using his email “firstname.lastname@example.org” as the sender with a subject “ATTENTION: GOOD MORNING”.
(Start of Email Message)
MONEY GRAM INTERANATIONAL COTONOU BENIN REPUBLIC/
ADDRESS 455 AGBOKOU,ANKPA ROAD LAGOTES PALAR.
ATTENTION, GOOD MORNING
WE WISH TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE RECEIPT OF YOUR EMAIL IN THIS MONEY GRAM OFFICE AND THE CONTENT WAS WELL NOTED. WE ARE INSTRUCTED TO SEND YOUR FUND TO YOUR
ADDRESSIN YOUR CITY MONEY GRAM OFFICE FROM HERE IN BENIN REPUBLIC OFFICE OF MONEY GRAM DEPARTMENT AND YOU WILL BE RECEIVING YOUR FUND ( $3,500.00 U.S.D ) PER DAY UNTIL YOU RECEIVE ALL YOUR TOTAL PAYMENT WHICH IS THE SUM OF $2.5MILLION AS SCHEDULED IN OUR OFFICE HERE.
THEREFORE, BE INFORMED THAT THROUGH THIS OUR MEDIUM OF MONEY GRAM PAYMENT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO BE RECEIVING US$3,500.00 EVERY DAY UNTIL YOUR TOTAL FUND WHICH
IS $2.5MILLION USD IS COMPLETELY PAID TO YOU, BUT BEFORE THAT YOU WILL HAVE TO SEND THE REQUIRED FEE OF $98 U.S.D WHICH WILL BE USED FOR THE RENEWING AND
RECONFIRMATION OF YOUR PAYMENT FILE TO ENABLE US START RELEASING YOUR PAYMENT AS SCHEDULED.
SECONDLY WE WISH TO INFORM YOU THAT WE HAVE ALREADY MADE THE FIRST PAYMENT BUT YOU CAN NOT PICK THE PAYMENT WHICH WE MADE ON YOUR NAME BECAUSE THE
ADMINISTRATOR TRUST FUND HAVE NOT ACTIVATE THE PAYMENT DUE TO THE REQUIRED CHARGES WHICH IS AMOUNT OF $98 U.S.D FOR THE RE-NEWING ACTIVATION AND RECONFIRMATION FEE OF THE TOTAL PAYMENT AS NOT YET BEEN PAID THEREFORE YOU WERE ADVICED TO GO AHEAD AND SEND THE REQUIRED FEE AMOUNT OF $98 U.S.D TO ENABLE THEM ACTIVATE THE PAYMENT SO THAT YOU WILL START RECEIVING YOUR PAYMENT IMMEDIATELY.
HERE IS YOUR FIRST PAYMENT US$6000.00 THAT WE HAVE BEEN ISSUED OUT FOR YOU BUT IT HAS NOT ACTIVATED UNTIL YOU SETTLED THE REQUIRED FEE $98 U.S.D FOR US TO RE-NEWING ACTIVATION AND RE-CONFIRMATION OF YOUR PAYMENT FILE AS WELL BEFORE YOU CAN BE ABLE TO PICK IT UP OVER THERE YOUR CITY LOCATION MONEY GRAM OFFICE.
Sender Name…..Marja Wunderlich
Amount sent is $3,500.00
MONEY GRAM OFFICE COTONOU BENIN REPUBLIC/ ADDRESS 455 AGBOKOU,ANKPA ROAD LAGOTES PALAR.
NOTE: THE REASON WHY WE NEED YOU TO SEND US THE $88.00 USD IS THAT WE TRIED TO DEDUCT THE TRANSFERRING FEE OUT FROM YOUR FUND BUT THE MINISTER ADMINISTRATOR TRUST FUND OF BENIN REPUBLIC TOLD US THAT NO ONE HAS ACCESS OVER YOUR FUND AS IT HAVE BEEN SIGNED AND STAMPED THAT NO MONEY SHOULD BE DEDUCTED UNTIL IT GETS TO YOU TO AVOID ANY MISUNDERSTANDING BECAUSE IF ANY ONE HAS ACCESS TO THAT IT WILL INVOLVE YOU LOOSING YOUR FUND.
THEREFORE, YOU ARE EXPECTED TO SEND THE REQUIRED FEE SO THAT YOUR PAYMENT WILL BE RELEASED TO YOUR CITY MONEY GRAM OFFICE IMMEDIATELY AND NOTE THAT ONCE WE
CONFIRM THE FEE, YOU ARE GOING TO CONFIRMED YOUR FIRST PAYMENT $3,500.00 USD IMMEDIATELY OVER THERE WITHOUT ANY FURTHER DELAY AND YOUR OTHER PAYMENTS WILL FOLLOW AS WELL.
BELOW IS OUR ACCOUNTANT’S INFORMATION FOR YOU TO SEND THE $88U.S.D THROUGH OUR MONEY GRAM OFFICE:
RECEIVER NAME:………ONYI MUSA
COUNTRY:…………… BENIN REPUBLIC.
TEXT QUESTION:……….IN GOD ?
AMOUNT:……………… $98 U.S.D
WE ARE WAITING FOR YOUR URGENT RESPONSE TO ENABLE THIS OFFICE KNOW YOUR ARRANGEMENT FOR THE PAYMENT AND WE WILL ALSO ADVICE YOU TO KEEP YOUR TRANSACTION WITH US VERY CONFIDENTIAL SO THAT NOBODY WILL PICK YOUR FUND BECAUSE WE WILL NOT BE HOLD RESPONSIBLE IF ANYBODY PICK UP YOUR FUND FROM YOUR END.
THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AS WE ARE WAITING FOR YOUR URGENT RESPONSE SOON.
YOURS SINCERELY ,
MR MARK AMBROE
FORIGN OPERATION MANAGER
MONEY GRAM INTERNATIONAL
PAYMENT OFFICE BENIN REPUBLIC
(End of Email Message)
Conclusion to this MoneyGram Scam Sample
Wow, it’s awesome and I will feel great if I received $3,500 (three thousand five hundred US dollars) per day. And the good thing is, I should receive $2.5 million in total.
I hope that’s true. But, you can easily make me believe that’s true. There will be MoneyGram fees to consider when transferring money. In the email scam I received, the scammer want me to send money to him a $98 US. And the obvious part is I will send money to Oyni Musa with the security answer and question when sending the money. The scammer used the word “In God We Trust” to make the email sound to good to be true.
Fantastico! Unfrotunately, the scammer send his email to the wrong person. He send the MoneyGram scam email to the one who reviewed the “scams and fraud” online.
Should you send money via MoneyGram international even if you don’t know the person? Of course not! I don’t think if these is one of the popular Nigerian scams. Its from Benin. Beware to internet scams. Scammers will do anything to lure you until they make you a scam victim. Use your financial intelligence. Stay tuned to InvestmentTotal.com for ore scam alert. Share this page to your friends and loved ones abroad to get informed.