Dear Beneficial [firstname.lastname@example.org
Scam Email received June 30, 2018 from email@example.com
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Dear Beneficial – [firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Beneficial, Firstly i will like to introduce myself, i am Patrick Leo . The Payment Senior Officer at Intercontinental Bank PLC, ATM payment Center Benin Republic. My bank identity card is intact in case you need it for confirmation.I am very glad to inform you that after crosschecking your payment files in the Headquarter of World Bank, we the bank management has been instructed to credit all your PAYMENT of US$5.5Million dollars into VISA ATM Account that will allow you to withdrawing all your fund in any ATM machine in your country which we did already on your name last week.And according to the approval of your atm statement account, the maximum amount sign for you to be withdrawing per day is (us$5000 dollars) till you withdraw all the total fund credited into your ATM visa account which is US$5.5 Millions dollars only and here is your ATM Account number been credited your total fund in your name last week also the atm card and order particulars will deliver to your home address once you contact the TNT Courier Agent Mr.Patrick Leo.However, i believe that Mr.Patrick Leo is responsible to deliver your ATM VISA CARD,and he is presently now in John F Kennedy International Airport, Address:5700 Avenue new york, IL 60638 USA and if you would like to claim your payment in ATM VISA CARD kindly contact our agent Mr.Patrick Leo immediately you get this massage for further information’s, on. Contact Person: Mr.Patrick Leo. Email Him at [email@example.com): also make sure you send him your full delivery information as we list in this massage to insured that the ATM CARD in parcel is deliver to your door step. Your Full Name:. Your Home Address:. Your private phone no. A copy of id passport: Nearest Airport: Immediately you send the information needed to our agent, be rest guarantee that your ATM VISA CARD contains all your funds and PIN CODE NUMBER both all the vital documentation backing up your ATM account will deliver to you in 4hours working bank service without any delay.Finally Notice: you will pay the demurrage fee for your package as soon as you contact the agent he will let you know how much it will cost.immediately you pay the fee you will receive your atm card and this is the way you will receive your card and i thank God the atm card is already in your country with diplomatic agent, so make sure you contact the agent immediately with this email(firstname.lastname@example.org): Thanks for your time and fast response in this transaction as it will help us more to serve you better. Yours sincerely Mr. Benson Peter Secretary General Intercontinental Bank PLC, Benin [email@example.com
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