I went to school with a guy that was from Cotonou (Benin).
Wester Union outlets are a favourite hangout for ‘Advance Fee fraudsters’.
I receive a 419 email scam with a big picture of such a place. Too bad the guy wasn’t in the picture
The rest of the email is pretty typical. Send some money now to get a large lump sum… or not.
The US Embassy in Benin has a special page on these scams:
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