If at first you don’t succeed

If at first you don’t succeed.

Aptly named this, as the editor ate the original attempt at this.

We suppose there is something to be said for persistence, although in this case we do not believe that it would need to be pleasant.

The original is on permanent display here.

Subject: ATTENTION DEAR BENEFICIARY:‏
From: Mr Henry Mike,
To: undisclosed recipients:
Date Sent: 3/5/2011 6:31:30 AM

Subject: ATTENTION DEAR BENEFICIARY:‏
From: Mr Henry Mike,
To: undisclosed recipients:
Date Sent: 3/5/2011 9:12:40 AM

Subject: ATTENTION DEAR BENEFICIARY:
From: MIKE HENRY
To: undisclosed recipients:
Date Sent: 2/15/2011 8:24:58 AM

Subject: ATTENTION DEAR BENEFICIARY:
From: MMr Henry Mike
To: undisclosed recipients:
Date Sent: 2/16/2011 5:19:47 AM

The many Mr Mikes wanted us to be certain that we received this. That, or they do not know each other.

Attention

This is to inform you that your e-mail address was found among those that have fallen a victim of scammers in our country as we were going through the our central monitoring unit file of those that have been scammed, and your compensation have been approved by the Benin president with immediate effect, a total sum of three million two hundred thousand united state dollar.

We are truly touched that the President of Benin has taken an interest in our well-being. We would have to be completely touched to believe that this were true.

You are therefore to get back to us with your full information such as,
Your full name………..
Your country………
Your Occupation………
Your current home address…………
Your phone number…………

We had hoped that we would have made more of an impression on the President of Benin when last we did not meet. He seems to have forgotten us.

your urgent reply to this message is highly needed because your fund has been uploaded into an ATM MasterCard and it ready to be dispatched only waiting for the reconfirmation of your delivery address we shall then go on and dispatch your ATM MasterCard, we want you to know that all we are asking for is your delivery information’s.

Our understanding of ATM cards led us to believe that they were an access method to a bank account and had no monetary value in and of themselves. In Benin, they seem to do things differently.

Here is the e-mail address you can contact the person who is going to attend to you.

Mr Phillip Mathew,
Tell +229 98589710
E-mail (phillip.mathew01@hotmail.fr )

Mr Mathew seems to be in France judging from his email address.

Yours sincerely,
Mr Henry Mike,
Compensation Officiaux
Ministre Du Finance, B nin R publique

If you speak it aloud, officiaux nearly works, unless you are Elmer Fudd, in which case it works vewy well.

We get the impression that Mr. Mike is ill at e’s.

For all his work, Mr. Mike has only managed to accomplish ont thing. He has convinced us that he is a Fraud.

Join us next time for “A stern, yet all too familiar warning” here at HowToSpotAFraud.com.

That is all.

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