Yet Another Western Union Phishing Email

31st July 2015 | By admin

Received from: “Mr. Jimmy Peters” <>

Reply to Address: “Mr. Jimmy Peters” <>

Subject: [SPAM]Urgent Activation of Your Mtcn Number

Attachments: none

Phishing Target Entity: Western Union Office Benin

Return Path: is the reply-to address as following,

Overall Analysis:

In this phishing email, it is claimed that the receiver of the email will get a payment from Western Union if he/she shares personal information in a reply to this email. The requested personal information involves full name, country, address and cell phone of the target user.

There is no link or url in the body of the email.


From Office of the Western Union Money Transfer

33, Yatch Basin Marina Office, Cotonou, Benin Republic

Phone Number 00229 67574991

Attention Dear Customer

Information reaching us from our corporate headquarter now stating that you have only 48 hours to effect payment for the activation of your MTCN control number to enable you cash up your first payment of $5,000.00 from your total fund of $usd850,000.00 since you are finding it difficult to make our required charge.

We have decided that you are to go ahead and pay whatever you have for the activation fee since you are not able to come up with the required amount because time is of essence here, you are to pay any amount you have from the minimum of $ 40 as the activation fee and we will activate your MTCN upon the receipt of this payment.

You are informed that you will have to pay the balance sum of your activation after cashing up your first payment of $5,000.00 from Western Union, also I am using this medium to inform you that failure to pay the balance will leave us with no option but to deactivate your payment of which you will and can never cash up your payment because your file will be confiscated.

Kindly let me know whatever you have at hand from the minimum of $40 so that I can give you information where to send it, as soon as we receive the money from you we will activate your first payment for you to pick up today and not tomorrow .

Please be honest with how much you have at hand starting from $usd40 because we just decided to assist you so you can receive your long awaited payment.

Reconfirm your receiver details bellow

Your Full Name:



Cell Phone:

Best Regards

From Mr Jimmy Peters

New Manager Western Union Office Benin

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