Scam Email received June 15, 2018 from email@example.com
UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA
UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA
UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA – firstname.lastname@example.org
UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA (UBA), Metro Plaza, Plot 991/992, Zakari Maillart Street Cadastral Zone AO, COTONOU BENIN REPUBLIC. ATTN: My Dear Good news,The BRITISH High Commission has actually verified and discovered that your payment has been unecessarily Delayed by corrupt officials of the Company who are Trying to divert your fund of $4.300,000,00 into their private accounts. Therefore we have obtained an irrevocable payment guarantee on your Payment with WORLD Bank to make your payment through our new ATM VISA CARD system which you can use to withdraw your money in any ATM MACHINE around the world. So we are here by inviting you to our office to pick up your ATM VISA CARD but if you cannot be able to come down here in our office in person be inform that you are going to pay for shipping fee of your ATM visa CARD, so if you are unable to come down here then you are required to update us so that we will proceed with the necessary arrangement for the delivery of your ATM VISA CARD. As of now be informed that all arrangement has been done and the ATM VISA CARD has been issued in your name, but to RE-ACTIVATE the ATM Card you have to forward your current information as requested below to our bank for the ATM Card re-rectification, then we will send you the ATM CARD for your immediate use and note that you can not withdraw more than ten thousand dollars per a day. Here are the information you have to forward to UBA: 1. Your Full Names:______ 2. Postal Address:_______ 3. Direct Cell Numbers:_______ 4. E-mail Address:________ 5. Sex:_____ 6.Age:_____ 7. Occupation:________ 8.Nationality:________Therefore you are advised to contact UBA ATM DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR Dr.Abdul-Azeez Basel with below Email address(email@example.com) CONTACT PERSON: Dr.Abdul-Azeez Basel UBA ATM DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR UBA BANK PLC Benin. Republic E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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