Info on the number +229995576491
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Country Code: 229
Country Name: Benin
Original Provider: Globacom Ltd
Validity: Benin phone numbers should be 11 digits in length including the country code.The number you searched for is 12 digits long.
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This number is recorded in our database for the following scams:
20th November 2018 - Advance Fee Fraud Scam
On 20th November 2018, telephone number +229995576491 was reported as being used by scammers to pretend to be Nicholas Matti using email address firstname.lastname@example.org as part of an Advance Fee Fraud Scam.
Here is the email that the scammer sent to his victims.
FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation
J.Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
This e-mail has been issued to you in order to Officially inform you
that we have completed an investigation on an International Payment in
which was issued to you by International Lottery Company. With the help of
newly developed technology (International Monitoring Network System) we
discovered that your e-mail address was automatically selected by an
Online Balloting System,this has legally won you the sum of $4.8million USD
from a Lottery Company outside the United States of America. During our
investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the money from an
Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you
via INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT.
Normally, it will take up to 5 business days for an INTERNATIONAL
CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT by your local bank. We have successfully notified
this company on your behalf that funds are to be drawn from a registered
bank within the world winded, so as to enable you cash the check instantly
without any delay, henceforth the stated amount of $4.8million USD has
been deposited with IMF.
We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to
receive the winning prize as we have verified the entire transaction to be
Safe and 100% risk free, due to the fact that the funds have been deposited
with IMF you will be required to settle the following bills directly to the
Lottery Agent in-charge of this transaction whom is located in Cotonou, Benin
According to our discoveries, you were required to pay for the
(1) Deposit Fee's ( IMF INTERNATIONAL CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE )
(2) Shipping Fee's ( This is the charge for shipping the Cashier's
Check to your home address)
The total amount for everything is $96.00 We have tried our possible
best to indicate that this $96.00 should be deducted from your winning
prize but we found out that the funds have already been deposited to IMF and
cannot be accessed by anyone apart from you the winner, therefore you will be
required to pay the required fee's to the Agent in-charge of this
In order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to
contact the agent in-charge ( MR. NICHOLAS MATTI ) via e-mail. Kindly look
below to find appropriate contact information:
CONTACT AGENT NAME: MR. NICHOLAS MATTI
PHONE NUMBER: +229995576491
You will be required to e-mail him with the following information:
DIRECT CONTACT NUMBER:
You will also be required to request Western Union or Money Gram
details on how to send the required $96.00 in order to immediately ship your
prize of $4.8million USD via INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT from IMF,
include the following transaction code in order for him to identify
this transaction :EA2948-910.
This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of
Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $96.00 ONLY to MR.
via information in which he shall send to you,
Federal Bureau of Investigation F B I
Yours in Service,Christopher A. Wray,
Director Office of Public Affairs, F B I
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