Scam Email received 11/21/2021
Re: YOUR ATM VISA CARD IS READY FOR DELIVERY…..CONTACT TONY EDWARD NOW.
Re: YOUR ATM VISA CARD IS READY FOR DELIVERY…..CONTACT TONY EDWARD NOW. – email@example.com
Attention Beneficiary__Ref#N140091 This is to notify you that your fund (compensation) has been programmed for immediate release to your account but we can not transfer it direct to your account because we are having a little problem with International Monetary Fund, It was agreed that to retain the good image of Nigeria and the rest of African countries, all the victims who lost his/her hard earn money to these faceless thieves will be compensated with just US$500,000.00. This we assume will help you to start a new life. Please, you have to accept the money like that because the people (victims) in our pay list are too much. We are paying back from the money we recovered from these fraudsters. Note that: we could have send the ATM CARD direct to your home address and due to we have no information about you, we decided to send it direct to our Courier company in New York USA. So you have to contact the person in charge of your ATM CARD and with your full name, home address, and your valid phone number. CONTACT PERSON: TONY EDWARD POSITION: FOREIGN DELIVERY DEPARTMENT. Direct phone No: +1(646-783-8789) E-MAIL: (firstname.lastname@example.org) For your information, I have paid for the Clearance Certificate Fee neither of the ATM CARD showing that it is not a drug Money nor to sponsor Terrorist attack in your Country. The only money you will pay to the Courier Company to deliver your ATM CARD direct to your postal Address in your country is (US$50.00) only being their Security Keeping Fees of the Courier Company so far. You have to contact the Tony Edward, to email or call you and tell you how to make the payment for the Security Keeping of the CARD. Please don’t fail to make the payment after you have receive the payment details and also, send your details again to Tony to avoid any mistake on the Delivery and ask them to give you the tracking number to enable you track your package and know when it will get to your address. Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this massage to avoid any further delay and remember you are to pay them their Security keeping fees of US$50.00 ONLY for their immediate action. As a matter of facts, make sure as the rightful beneficiary of the ATM CARD package, you must contact them by indicating the code (2661101) so that they can find it and pick up immediately as they have it in their record. Yours sincerely Paul A. Manuel file mail – email@example.com
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