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Rating: Bizarre email - Well first off the grammar in this is atrocious. I will not go into specifics, but geez.
Then there is the problem with the "Consignment Box" which Fed Ex has apparently turned over to the STATE Department?? That is not how things work and again I WILL NOT detail what the proper agencies would be.
Then there is the problem of the Email addresses.. DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE that the US Embassy has to have a Yahoo Mail address much less one with the extension?
OK, you did not order anything from BENIN, I am guessing, and you are not stupid so why would you want to send this moron $195.00 of your hard earned money. Then there is the address problem.. and the fact that the US Embassy is asking you to send them money in BENIN... Duh.. the address is in DC???
But the Government wants you to send it to the Embassy in Benin?


Subject: from USA Embassy,
Date: 3/14/2008 7:57:19 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time

U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Washington , DC 20520
Greeting from USA Embassy,



This is to notify you that your consignment box has been in our custody waiting for your comply before the delivery will be effected to your home address. We have been waiting for you to contact us regarding your
consignment box  that FedEx Express suppose to deliver to your home address which was put on hold by US Department of State Bureau requesting for clearance certificate which will be obtained from the origination country of the package before it will be released/subsequent delivery to
your home address.

After the meeting held by our board of directors which was concluded that the delivery of your consignment to your address must be completed within three working days upon your comply to our requirements which is by sending the sum of $195.00 to enable us obtain the needed certificate and effect the delivery of your consignment box  immediately.

Note that your consignment box has been arrived in US embassy and waiting to receive clearance certificate before the gate pass is given.

Meanwhile, you are adviced to reconfirm your below address information upon contacting us to avoid delivery to wrong person.
Full name:

Once you notify us with the above  information we will release/deliver your consignment to you.

You can contact us on the contact name and e-mail address below,
Contact person, Hon Michael Eddis

Note that you are expected to pay only $195.00 for the clearance certificate and you are to pay it to Benin Republic as the origination country of the consignment box in favour of Chinedu John  our accountant
officer in Benin Republic, his phone number is +22995049326, you can call him as soon as you have sent the clearance certificate fee of $195 and also reconfirm your address information above.

Send the $195.00 through western union or Money Gram once you receive this mail  with the information below for immediate release/delivery of your consignment box.

Receivers Name:MR. Chinedu John
City        :Cotonou
Country :Benin
Code      : 229
Test Question: Which Colour
Answer :  White
Amount: $195.00

Once you send the money, try to notify us through e-mail with the MTCN for easy pick up by our accountant in Benin Republic and for immediate action on the release/delivery of your package.

Please treat this as matter of urgency .

Note that any uncliamed consignment will be returned to FedEx Xpress courier company ltd after 3 days of this notice.

So you are urgently advised to comply with our demands so that we will release your consignment.

Hon Jeffry Jain.
Public Relation Officer United State Embassy.

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