Scam Email received June 20, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention: Beneficiary. – email@example.com
Diamond Bank Of Nigeria Plc. Head Office Address Plot 136, Balogun Street Lagos Island, Nigeria.Attention: Beneficiary. We apologize for the delay on the delivery of your ATM VISA CARD and all the inconveniences we might put you through, while we were having some minor problems in uploading your fund transfer into an ATM MASTER CARD for delivery. Which in all case not meeting up with our delivery service. Once again we apologize Note that you have a registered ATM VISA CARD of ($6.400.000.00 USD) to be delivered to you by, DHL Company. Having review all the obstacles and problems surrounding the transfer of your ($6.400,000.00 USD) Six Million Four Hundred Thousand United States Dollars, We the Board of Directors (DIAMOND BANK PLC) ordered our Foreign Payment Remittance Unit to issue you a CORPORATE VISA CARD where your payment was uploaded few days ago. Immediately we got your Payment uploaded into CORPORATE VISA CARD, we ordered for the delivery of your ATM VISA CARD via DHL Courier Company. Contact DHL COURIER COMPANY immediately with your current details and delivery address as stated below: YOUR FULL NAME:…………. YOUR HOUSE ADDRESS:………… YOUR CITY/AREA:………… YOUR CELL PHONE NUMBER:… YOUR ID CARD IF ANY:………… Below is the contact information of your ATM card delivery company. Your DHL Courier Company. Name. Rev.Mr.George Micheal. Email. firstname.lastname@example.org They will proceed immediately to your Home Address as soon as they receives your current delivery details. Note. your ATM visa card withdrawing access PIN number is (2424) take note, once you receive the ATM card take it to any ATM teller machine or POS cash point around your area and slot the card and enter the PIN number (2424) to activate and start withdrawing thereafter, or you can ask your delivery agent to activate the ATM card for you before leaving. Make sure you enter the 4 digit code yourself for security reason. Finally, be informed that we left an instruction to your delivery agent DHL, for urgent delivery of your ATM Visa Card, immediately you forward him the required information, feel free to get in touch with him today. Thanks, Yours Faithfully Mr. Uzoma Dozie Director/Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Bank Nigeria Ltd. email@example.com
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