Inheritance scams

URGENT REPLY NEEDED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT:
atmatmcard250@gmail.com


Scam Email received July 4, 2018 from nishikawa777@watch.ocn.ne.jp

atmatmcard250@gmail.com
atmatmcard250@gmail.com
Email From:

nishikawa777@watch.ocn.ne.jp

Subject:

URGENT REPLY NEEDED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT:

Other emails used:

atmatmcard250@gmail.com, atmatmcard250@gmail.com

Email Subject:

URGENT REPLY NEEDED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT:


URGENT REPLY NEEDED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT: – atmatmcard250@gmail.com


ATM PAYMENT DEPARTMENT UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA (UBA) COTONOU BENIN REPUBLIC E-MAIL atmatmcard250@gmail.com )URGENT REPLY NEEDED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT: Accredited ATM card (UBA/HS/02482/BG) awarded for contract payment of $3.5Million US Dollars with card number:3478763199030014 has been allocated in your favor Your Personal Identification Number is 2482. Did you instruct Mr. James Brown to collect your ATM CARD worth USD$8.8million on your behalf? Get back to this office immediately you receive this message for confirmation and immediate action, I will advice you confirm the below information immediately and make sure you fill in the information correctly and contact the ATM PAYMENT CENTRE with the below information. COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW: Did you instruct Mr. James Brown to collect your ATM CARD?:….(Yes/No) *Your Full Names:………. *Residential Address: ………… *City:…………….. *State:…………… *Country:…………… *Zip Code:…………. *Direct Phone Number#:………. *Office Number#:…………….. *Age:……… *Sex:……… *Occupation:…………… *Next of Kin:…………… *Relationship with next of Kin:………. Note that the shipment of your ATM CARD will be taken care of by the UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA, so you will not have to pay for the shipment. The only money you will have to pay is $250.00USD for the Stamp duty and endorsement for the Authorization. Upon your reply and confirmation of your details your will be advice on further proceedings. Looking forward to hearing from you. DR. ROLAND SMITH ATM PAYMENT CENTRE UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA BENIN REPUBLIC ADDRESS: 12/1 Midombo Expway Cotonou-Benin E-MAIL ADDRESS: atmatmcard250@gmail.com) atmatmcard250@gmail.com

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

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How to check if you received a scam email

  1. Google the details.

    Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Check if the email has been sent to multiple people

    Google snippets of the email text to see if the same format has been used in the past. eg “Army officer from Syria but now living with the United Nations on asylum”

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