Scam Email received July 9, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
ATM CARD==CODE (222)
ATM CARD==CODE (222)
ATM CARD==CODE (222) – email@example.com
Attention: Beneficiary, This is to officially inform you that we have verified your inheritance file and found out that why you have not received your payment are because you have not fulfilled the obligations given to you in respect of your inheritance payment. Secondly we have been informed that you are still dealing with none officials in the bank all your attempt to secure the release of the fund to you. We wish to advise you that such an illegal act like this have to stop if you wish to receive your payment since we have decided to bring a solution to your problem. Right now we have arranged your payment through our swift card payment center Asia pacific that is the latest instruction from Mr. President, Muhammadu Buhari (gcfr) president federal republic of Nigeria and federal ministry of finance. This card center will send you an atm card which you will use to withdraw your money in any atm machine in any part of the world, but the maximum is three thousand dollars per day, so if you wish to receive your fund this way please let us know by contacting the card payment center and also send the following information to enable him proceed immediately: 1. Full name: 2. Phone and fax number: 3. Address were you want them to send The atm card to (p.o box not acceptable): 4. Your age and current occupation: However, kindly find below the contact person: Mr. Edward L. Adamu Email:firstname.lastname@example.org The ATM card payment center has been mandated to issue out $10,000,000.00 as part payment for this fiscal year 2018. Also for your information, you have to stop any further communication with any other person(s) or office(s) to avoid any hitches in receiving your ATM payment. Make sure you contact Mr. Godwin I. Emefiele, at this number +234809 4180 250 as soon as you receive this important message for further direction and also update me on any development from the above mentioned office. Note that because of impostors, we hereby issued you our code of conduct,which is (atm-222) so you have to indicate this code when contacting the card center by using it as your subject. Best regards, Mr. Edward L. Adamu Address: No. 3Maputo Street, Wuse Zone 3,Abuja. email@example.com
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