NOTE: The Following email was sent to The Metropolitan over the holidays. We share it with you as a reminder to NEVER reply or click the links embedded in emails like these:


Office of Federal Ministry of Finance
Unit Order Cotonou Benin Republic
Carrefour des trois Banques Avenue Pape Jean Paul II, Cotonou, Benin

Atten Dear Fund Owner

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is compensating all the scam victims and your email address was found in the scam victim’s list. This Money Gram office has been mandated by the IMF to transfer your compensation to you via our money gram sophisticated macro transfer system. However we have concluded to affect your own payment through Money Gram Money Transfer at the rate of $5,000 twice daily until the total sum of $3.8M USD is completely transferred to you.

They can not be able to send the payment with your email address alone, thereby they need your information as to where they will be sending the funds, such as;

You’re name……………
Phone no……………
a copy of your id….

You will be receiving $5.000.00usd twice per day, so i want you to contact the management in money gram right now and ask him for your first payment. His name is (Dr. Raphael Anderson ) and ask him to give you the money gram payment information so that you can be able to pick up your funds through money gram without any problem.

Contact person: Dr. Raphael Anderson
Chief Financial officer
Tele phone number: +229 68674072
E-mail: Redacted

Call or email him now so that he can provide the money gram information to you as urgent as you can. also do let me know immediately they have started sending your money, but try to comply with them to enable them serve you better.

Thanks for your patronage,
Yours sincerely,
Barrister.Daivd Ogu
Federal ministry of finance Benin republic

Fashion Center: 47 Tran Nhan Tong street – Ha Noi; website: Redacted