Inheritance scams

Your ATM VISA Card Worth $5,500.000.00 Is Ready now

Scam Email received June 19, 2018 from
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Your ATM VISA Card Worth $5,500.000.00 Is Ready now

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Your ATM VISA Card Worth $5,500.000.00 Is Ready now

Your ATM VISA Card Worth $5,500.000.00 Is Ready now –

Sent from: United Bank for Africa Attn Dear Beneficiary, Your ATM VISA Card Worth $5,500.000.00 Is Ready now We the United Bank For Africa (UBA) hereby officially notifying you about the present arrangement to pay you, your over due Winning Prize/inheritance fund which you could not complete the process of the released of your transfer pin code through the Digitized Payment System. and you have spend a lot of money and a lot time sending money to different people just to make sure you receive your fund and after set and done your receive nothing. We have decided to pay your funds through (ATM VISA Card) This arrangement was initiated/constituted by the World Bank, United Nation and Paris Club, due to fraudulent activities going on within the world. The World Bank (WB), United Nations (UN), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Paris Club introduced this payment arrangement as to enable our Contract, Winning Prize, inheritance beneficiary to receive their fund without any interference. The ATM VISA Card was contracted and powered by GOLD CARD WORLD WIDE. The ATM VISA CARD is credited with the sum of $5,500.000.00 USD (Five Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars), it is already loaded in the ATM Visa Card which you can use to access your fund in any ATM Stand/location worldwide and remember that the maximum withdrawal daily limit is Ten Thousand United States Dollars (US$10,000.00) we have concluded the delivery arrangement with the below courier services companies and their delivery time and change is stated below. UPS Courier Company =48hrs/$330 FedEx Courier Company=72hrs/$250 DHL Courier Company =4days/$175 Note that you will be liable to pay the delivery fee of your ATM VISA Card with any of the above courier company of your choice before the delivery will take place to your destination address. Kindly provide me with the below details in your response to this email and let me know which courier company you would want us to use for the shipment of your ATM VISA Card. UBA Bank Direct Phone Number for any inquiry +229-9488-0628 Or +229-6972-3257. 1. Valid Delivery Address: 2. Full Names: 3. Phone Number: 4. Occupation: 5. Age: 6. Sex: CONGRATULATIONS IN ADVANCE. BEST REGARDS, Hon Jim Benson E-mail: Bank Direct Phone Number +229-9488-0628 Or +229-6972-3257 Director Foreign Remittance Department United Bank for Africa (UBA) Bank Benin Plc

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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  3. Confirm using the information you have found

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

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