I just got the following piece of trash in my email! It is so fake, so bad, and so obviously a scam. To wit:
Hello My Good Friend,
This is to inform you that the Government's Fund Recovery Agency, Ministry of Finance Benin Republic has recovered some seized funds from the Banks, Western Union Office and Courier Services Companies. It has been discovered and verified that your name and information is among the beneficiaries who could not conclude their transactions and did not receive their fund.
I am very sorry for all that have happened in the past time in the cause of your fund transfer transaction which is now converted to be paid through International Certified Visa ATM CARD. Please note all is well arranged and planned that you will have no problem in receiving the funds through the ATM VISA CARD network transaction. The visa card will be sent to you through DHL courier delivery.
Please let me know and have your full names and address which you will want to use in receiving your funds in form of VISA ATM CARD. Please note all the arrangement is concluded and visa card is on my desk as for today.
All arrangement is completed that you will receive your fund through International Certified Visa ATM CARD and fund will be withdraw able from any ATM MACHINE cash withdrawal point in part of the World without any further procedures because of all the delays you have encountered. All the official charges have be paid by the Benin Republic Government on the condition that once you receive this ATM CARD, you will refund the Government the fees that they paid.
Please contact me on my email address now firstname.lastname@example.org so that we know how and your receiving address to send the VISA CARD to you as you can see the card will be attached herein.
I am waiting to hear from you.
Mrs. Linda Ovia
Fund Recovery Agency,
Phone 00229 98 31 25 39