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Scam Email received June 20, 2018 from www@dream.ocn.ne.jp

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Other emails used:

federalministry15@gmail.com, federalministry15@gmail.com

Email Subject:


RECOVERY OF DIVERTED ATM CARD – federalministry15@gmail.com

Nigeria Police Force Headquarters Office, Abuja-Nigeria. P.O Box 3038 Louis Edet House, Shehu Shagari Way, Abuja Direct Tel: + Direct E-Mail: federalministry15@gmail.com Hello, RECOVERY OF DIVERTED ATM CARD I am contacting you personally to notify you of our discovery as well as get some facts from you. Recently we arrested a Ghananian Citizen who works with D.H.L office in Lagos with an ATM CARD bearing your name on it as the beneficiary and the owner of the card. However the entire parcel containing the proof of claim of ownership which includes 4 digit secret PIN # also in your name has also been recovered from him. After we arrested and interrogated him, he confessed his name as Mr. Kwame Foster who works with the D.H.L office in Lagos. He further confessed that he was approached by a staff of a Bank about the diversion of a parcel containing ATM VISA CARD belonging to one foreigner which he agreed and then they collaborated to divert your ATM VISA CARD from been dispatched to the real destination. To further conclude our investigation, we will like to hear from you immediately to enable us send out your ATM card back to you once your information is the same with what we have here in our record. Awaiting your immediate response re-confirming your full contact details for verification so that the card can be sent to you. The details we need are as follows: 1. Your Full names 2. Your contact address. 3. Your Direct Phone Number. Best Regards, Hon. Elder Joseph CID of The Nigerian Police Force. Direct Tel: + Direct E-Mail: federalministry15@gmail.com

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