Does anyone know why so many African scammers seem to think that telling me their scam email has been sent by a “Rev” will make me believe it?  Why would “Rev. James Long” be the director of a courier company?  Surely he’d be working with his church and congregation?

Yet another scammer after your money.  You know as well as I do that you aren’t expecting $450k.

Dear Beneficiary,

Having review all the obstacles and problems surrounding the transfer of your Us$450,000 and your inability to meet up with some charges levied against you due to the past transfer options, We the Board of Directors Bank Of Africa (BCEAO) has ordered our Foreign Payment Remittance Unit to issue out an ATM Master Card where your payment will be uploaded and today, we got notice that your Payment has been uploaded into the ATM Debit Card and also have registered it with FedEx Courier Company for your information, the delivery charges has been paid and they supposed to have shipped your packaged ATM Card but they insisted that you must re-confirm to them your current delivery address to ensure accurate Delivery.

YOUR MASTERCARD ATM DETAILS:-, you should not allow third party to gain access to this information’s, is for your ATM Card safety.

ATM Card Number: (5278763100030014)
Security Pin Code: 6689
ATM Card value is: $450,000 USD
Withdrawal per day: $3,000 US DOLLARS
Personal Identification: 822
Expiration Date: 4-02-2013

MOST IMPORTANT: Due to the content of the package, FedEx mandated that before your package will be shipped, A Tax/Stamp Duty MUST be procured according to the New Customs Creed and the essence of such Document is to ensure a hitch-free delivery and the amount is {Us$135.00} Therefore you shall pay only $135.00 before the delivery will take place, so reconfirm your current delivery address such as.

(1)Your Full name: ……………….?
(2)Your direct Phone number: ……………….?
(3)Your Residential address: ………………?
(3)Attach a copy of any of your identification: ……………….?

Please make sure you send this needed information to the Director General of FedEx Courier Company Benin Republic, Rev. James Long with the above address.

FedEx Courier Company Benin Republic
Contact Person: Rev. James Long, Director General
Tel: +229-967-583-09/ Code +229 -98072631

You have to contact them now as your package might incur demurrages if it stays more than 3days with FedEx and remember to get back to us once you receive your ATM Master Card, we will be expecting your response.

Sincerely Yours
Mr. Jim Gregory