Scam Email received June 22, 2018 from email@example.com
Hello Beneficiary, – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent from: Rev. Timothy Anthony Hello Beneficiary, We have finally succeeded in getting your package worth of $1.5 million out of delivery your ATM VISA CARD with the help of Mr. Daniel George Attorney General of Federal High Court of Justice Benin Republic which act as your foreign Attorney representative here in Benin Republic. So every necessary arrangement has been made successfully with the Agent Stephen James of the ATM VISA CARD and every Documents guiding your delivery is well updated so you are advice to re-confirm your full delivery information to the Agent right now as he is currently at International Airport Florida (MIA) (USA) with your ATM VISA CARD, As he called me this morning to inform me that he miss no time to waste due to his flight ticket, So the Information you are Required to Reconfirm to the Agent is as Follow. (1)Your Full Name============= (2)Mobile Phone Number====== (3)Current Home Address======== (4)Country==================== (5)City====================== (6)Nearest Airport ==============as he is at Miami International Airport Florida (MIA) (USA) right now because of the Searching and Scanning of the ATM VISA CARD which made him to misplace your address. (7)A Copy of Your I D For Identification or driving license CONTACT PERSON, Name- Agent Stephen James Contact number (786) 438-1847 email address:(email@example.com) So contact him to deliver your ATM VISA CARD first thing tomorrow morning possibly today, So get back to us immediately you contact the Agent to make sure that your fund has getting to you without any hitch, Regards Rev. Timothy Anthony Mobile: +229 62701379 firstname.lastname@example.org
The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:
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