ATTENTION : CARD OWNER, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scam Email received June 19, 2018 from email@example.com
ATTENTION : CARD OWNER,
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ATTENTION : CARD OWNER,
ATTENTION : CARD OWNER, – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent from: MR NELSON CHUKS ADIRECTOR ATM CARD DEPARTMENT UBA BANK PLC FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF BENIN WEST AFRICA. OUR REF:U.B./MF/B01/Vol 01 OFFICE CONTACT&S PHONE :(+229 96349109) a ATTENTION : CARD OWNER, MY NAME IS , MR NELSON CHUKS , FROM FOREIGN TRANSFER OFFICE, I AM HEREBY TO INFORM YOU THAT UBA BANK PLC BENIN REPUBLIC HAVE BEEN MANDATED TO ISSUE OUT YOUR PAYMENT OF $2.8 MILLION USD THROUGH ATM VISA CARD. YOU ARE ADVISED TO STOP FURTHER COMMUNICATION WITH ANY OTHER PERSON(S) OR OFFICE(S) TO AVOID MADE A MISTAKE IN RECEIVING YOUR ATM VISA CARD. UBA BANK MANAGER HAVE CONFIRMED AUTOMATION OF YOUR SWIFT PAYMENT THROUGH AN ELECTRONIC ATM CARD PAYMENT. THE BANK HAVE ARRANGED YOUR PAYMENT THROUGH SWIFT CARD PAYMENT CENTER ASIA PACIFIC THIS CARD CENTER WILL SEND YOU AN ATM VISA CARD WHICH YOU WILL USE TO WITHDRAW YOUR MONEY IN ANY ATM MACHINE IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD . THE MAXIMUM DAILY WITHDRAWAL IS $12,000 US DOLLARS PER DAY. YOUR TOTAL FUND IN THE CARD IS $5,8 MILLION USD . NOW YOU ARE TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR FUND BY CONTACTING THE BANK TODAY. THIS IS A SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT IN COLLABORATION WITH MASTER CARD COMPANY USA. SEND THEM THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF YOURS FOR THE CONCLUSION OF THE DELIVERY OF YOUR ATM CARD: (1). YOUR FULL NAME,.. (2). YOUR COUNTRY,.. (3). YOUR DIRECT TELEPHONE NUMBERS,.. (4). MOBILE PHONE NUMBER,.. (5). YOUR CORRECT HOME ADDRESS,.. (6). YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION, (7). YOUR AGE, (8). YOUR NEXT OF KIN NAME AND EMAIL, CONTACT MR OBUMS CHRIS WITH THIS INFORMATION: HERE IS HIS EMAIL ADDRESS (email@example.com) MR OBUMS CHRIS FOREIGN PAYMENT DEPARTMENT UBA BANK BENIN REPUBLIC OFFICE TELEPHONE : ( +229 96349109) NOTE THAT BECAUSE OF IMPOSTORS THE (UBA BANK) ARE HEREBY ISSUED YOU OUR CODE OF CONDUCT WHICH IS ATM-0202 SO YOU HAVE TO INDICATE THIS CODE WHEN CONTACTING REV JONAS ON THE CARD CENTER BY USING IT AS YOUR SUBJECT. KINDLY NOTIFY (UBA BANK) IMMEDIATELY TO CONFIRM THE RECEIPT OF THIS MESSAGE FROM THE U.B.A BANK PLC. HEAD OF ATM DEPT (UBA BANK) BENIN firstname.lastname@example.org
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How to check if you received a scam email
- Google the details.
Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.
- Confirm the details.
Visit their website and look for a phone number or email address. Search for the website yourself. Do not assume the details in the email are valid.
- Confirm using the information you have found
Using the details you have researched, call or email the business and ask them to verify the information within the email.
- Check if the email has been sent to multiple people
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