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Scam Email received July 9, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sent from: mr.frank iro Attention dear beneficiary. my name is mark Jude we write to inform you that your ATM visa master card is out, for you to come for the collection of your ATM card in our UBA bank branch here in Benin republic, contract Mr. frank Iro email( firstname.lastname@example.org),because we have programmed your fund into ATM visa master card over 2months now, your fund $4.800.000.00 Million United State Dollars is now in ATM card, so all we needed is you to come and pick up your card and start making use of your ATM card in any bank ATM machine any where in the world, this is what the federal Government concluded in our country here with our bank,that all your fund should be credited into ATM visa master card. so that once it is delivered you can start use it immediately to be drawing your fund, anywhere in the world you are in any ATM machine card round you where you leave ok, but if you can not come to pick up your ATM card in our UBA bank office here, their is other way you can get your ATM card we can deliver it to you in your home address, but be away that you are going to pay for the delivery fee of $100 dollar, you will get your ATM card delivered once will receive the fee with out any complain, noted that your ATM card will take only 3days to arrived to your home address in your country, immediately you receive your ATM card your ATM card secret pin cold number, will be send to you immediately for the use of your ATM visa card, Kindly forwarded your delivery address to our bank office to receive your ATM card. Your full name……………… Your country ………………… Your phone ………… Your address………………. Your occupation…………… Here is the information to send the delivery fee to our office $100.Dollars to this information as stated below through Money Gram or Western Union transfer to avoid delay. Receiver Name:_______luba Moses Country:________BENIN REPUBLIC City:_________COTONOU Question:________VERY Answer:_______URGENT Amount_________$100.Dollar MTCN:______ Sender Name:________ I am waiting for you to send the $100usd today to enable us carry on the delivery to your home address. waiting for your urgent respond. thanks and remain Mr.frank iro Tell +22969105808 E-mail (email@example.com) firstname.lastname@example.org
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