ATM Card Scam

One type of email scam that is becoming more common is the ATM card scam. It is a variation on the good old advance fee fraud that has been around for years. The scammer claims to have an ATM card ready to deliver to you, and all you need to do is provide your contact information and then it will be in the mail.

If you make the mistake of replying, you’ll discover that you also have to send “transit fees” or “customs taxes” before the card can be delivered. If you make the bigger mistake of sending these supposed fees, your contact will disappear and will never be heard from again. There really is no ATM card and no funds transfer in progress. There’s only a scammer trying to con you out of your funds.

reply-to: dhlofficebeninservice@barid.com
date: Fri, 28 Aug 15
from: mrs linda davis gigenaedgardo@speedy.com.ar
subject: registration code of (HDA8119Z)

you have a registered visa ATM CARD of ( $4.5m) with DHL Express courier Company customer service with registration code of (HDA8119Z) Having review all the obstacles and problems surrounding the transfer of your ($4.500,000.00 USD) four Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars, We the Board of Directors (UBA BANK PLC) has ordered our Foreign Payment Remittance Unit to issue you a CORPORATE VISA CARD where your payment will be uploaded and today we got notice that your Payment has been uploaded into CORPORATE VISA CARD, only waiting you to provide the name and address that will place on the card.

MOST IMPORTANT: Please send us your current contact details and delivery address immediately you get this message.

YOUR FULL NAME:__________________
YOUR HOUSE ADDRESS:______________
YOUR HOUSE PHONE:____________
YOUR CELL PHONE NUMBER:______________
NATIONALITY:_____________________
YOUR OCCUPATION:_______________

Email those information to Mrs linda davis, with this email address as stated below.

CORPORATE VISA CARD CONSULTANT;
Contact Person: Mr jerry williams,
E-mail: DHLOFFICEBENINSERVICE@BARID.COM
direct line:+229 99312676
Thanks

Mrs.LINDA DAVIS,
UBA BANK OF AFRICAN

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Matt Kennedy, UBA Bank (scam alert)

This is a standard bank-card scam message, and you can find many other similar scam messages documented here at ScamHunter.org. Like most such scams, it’s a version of the old advance fee fraud:

Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015
From: MATT KENNEDY osepaul@cantv.net
Reply-To: atmcrd@hotmail.com
Subject: ATTENTION:

ATTENTION:

(UBA BANK)has finalize all the necessary arrangement and your fund
is inside ATM CARD this moment your ATM CARD is in EMS OFFICE waiting
for you Address were to deliver it. INFO: (atmcrd@hotmail.com)

Your name_
Your country_
Your address_
Direct phone number

Regards,
MATT KENNEDY:

Advance fee frauds work by promising you a lot of money, with just one catch: you have to pay an “advance fee” up front before the money can be delivered to you. (Read more about how advance fee frauds work.) ScamHunter.org has helped people all over the world learn to recognize these scammers’ tricks.

Mr. Dudu Musa and Rev. Anthony Kelvin

This is an example of a type of scam message that’s becoming more common. The scammer claims to have a debit card or charged-up credit card ready for delivery to you, if only you’ll provide the necessary information:

Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2015
From: “Rev. Anthony Kelvin” mike_mosese@cantv.net
Reply-To: coy.courier@yahoo.in
Subject: Attention please!!!

Attention please!!!

I have registered your ATM CARD of $3.5 with Fedex Express Courier Company with registration code of (DCJKT00678G). please Contact them with your delivery information such as,

Your Name,
Your Address
ID CARD COPY and Your Telephone Number:

FeDEx Office:
Contact Person: Dr. Anthony Kelvin
PHONE +229-64851254

I have paid for the Insurance & Delivery fee. The only fee you have to pay is their Security fee only. Please indicate the registration Number and ask them how much their Security fee is so that you can pay it.

Best Regards,
Mr. Dudu Musa

In reality, there is no ATM card waiting for you, and if you make the mistake of paying the “security fee,” then “Dr. Kelvin” (or is it Rev. Kelvin, or Mr. Musa?) will disappear and you’ll never hear from them again. Study the resources we have here at ScamHunter.org so you can protect yourself from frauds of this kind.

VISA MoneyWise Card (mystery scam)

Very short “mystery scam” messages seem to be getting more common. They are the email equivalent of a telephone salesman who just leaves a messages saying “I’ve got a deal for you — call me!”

(See more examples of mystery scam messages.)

This one promises you a fortune, and all for free!

Reply-To: absapaymentonline@qq.com
From: diegosax@tin.it
Subject: VISA MONEYWISE CARD AVAILABLE
Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2015

A GRANT OF 750,000.00USD HAVE BEEN DONATED TO YOU, FOR MORE INFO EMAIL: prowumt@qq.com

But why would anyone donate $750,000 to you — someone you’ve never heard of? And why would it involve email addresses from Italy and China? (The qq.com domain is often used by scammers to create free email accounts.)

TNT Courier Company ATM Card

Scammers routinely use the names of real persons and businesses in their scam messages, in order to lend legitimacy to their fraudulent schemes. There is a real TNT courier company, for example, but they have nothing to do with the scam message below. The scammers, “Richard Bath” and “John Agulerie,” claim to represent that company, but in reality they are probably working from a cheap cell phone in an Internet cafe somewhere in Africa.

Date: Wed, 6 May 2015 09:32:21 -0430 (VET)
From: dipjohnagulerie dipjohnagulerie@cantv.net
Reply-To: tnt_ofile@hotmail.com
To: dipjohnagulerie@gmail.com
Subject: Contact TNT Ofile
Attention Please!!!

I have registered your ATM CARD of $1.5usd with TNT Courier Company with Package Number: 00876538. please Contact with your delivery information such as, Your Name, Your Address and Your Telephone Number: TNT Office E-mail: (tnt_ofile@hotmail.com)

Name of Mr.Richard Bath
E-mail: (tnt_ofile@hotmail.com)
Tel:+229)-99-63-80-31

I have paid for the Insurance & Delivery fee. The only fee you have to pay is their Security fee $285. Please indicate the registration Number and ask Him how to pay their Security fee so that you can pay it immediately.

Best Regards,
Dip John Agulerie

Mr. Franklin David (scam alert)

Scammers depend to some extent on their messages being secret. They don’t want you to talk to anyone else about them, because that increases the chance that the scam will be exposed. (That’s why scammers don’t like what we do here at scamhunter.org.) In the advance-fee fraud message below, “Franklin David” warns you not to contact other people about his offer — of course he does, because then you might find out that it’s a scam!

Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 18:43:21 +0200 (CEST)
From: “mr.franklindavid@gmail.com” hmrc.refund@camaravalladolid.com
Reply-To: mr.franklindavid@gmail.com
Subject: GOOD NEWS.

Hello,

This is to officially inform you that we have verified your contract file presently on my desk, and I found out that you have not received your payment due to your lack of co-operation and not fulfilling the obligations giving to you in respect to your contract payment.

Secondly, you are hereby advised to stop dealing with some non-officials in the bank as this is an illegal act and will have to stop if you so wish to receive your payment After the Board of directors’ meeting held in Cotonou, Benin Republic, we have resolved in finding a solution to your problem.

We have arranged your payment through our ATM CARD PAYMENT CENTRE in Europe, America, Africa and Asia Pacific, This is part of an instruction/mandate passed by the Senate in respect to overseas contract payment and debt re-scheduling.

We will send you an ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw your money via ATM MACHINE in any part of the world, and the maximum daily limit is Ten Thousand United States Dollars ($10,000.00) per day. And the total sum approved in your name is Five Million United States Dollars {$5,000,000.00}.

If you desire to receive your fund before final confiscation, kindly re-confirm your:

(1) Your Full Name:
(2) Full residential address:
(3) Phone and Fax Number:

You will find below my personal email address

Contact Person: Mr. Franklin David.
Email: (mr.franklindavid@gmail.com)

We shall be expecting to receive your information as you have to stop any further communication with anybody or officer claiming to be in charge.

Thanks for your co-operation.

BEST REGARDS,
Mr. Franklin David

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Central Bank of Nigeria ATM Card

This isn’t just a simple Nigerian advance-fee scam, it’s a Nigerian advance-fee scam about Nigerian advance-fee scams (a meta-scam). You’ve been scammed in the past, says “Dr. Kingsley Moghalu,” and now we are prepared to pay you compensation for your losses. People receiving this message should remember the old saying, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.”

reply-to: kingsley_moghalu2015@outlook.com
date: Sat, 02 May 15 21:21:26 +0000
from: robertogarciabar@speedy.com.ar

From: Dr.Kingsley Moghalu
Deputy Governor
Central Bank of Nigeria
Marina- Lagos
Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Ref: CBN/FPD/0101373/14

Attn: Florin Moineagu

This is a reminder message regarding your ATM Master card for your compensation fund in the sum of US$570,000.00 (Five hundred and Seven thousand US dollars only) approved by the Ministry of Finance. The Foreign Payment Department of CBN has been mandated by the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to handle the payment of your compensation fund of the above amount by ATM card. Your email contact is amongst the listed beneficiaries in the data for the sum of US$570,000.00. And I have been assigned by the management of CBN to carry out delivery of the ATM card package to you.

This compensation is in compliance with IMF and World bank directives to pacify victims of internet scam. On this note, I am pleased to inform you that ATM card Number 8539 7578 0114 3023 for the sum of US$570,000.00 has been credited in your favor and ready for immediate delivery to you. You are hereby required to re-confirm your full names, telephone number and present address where you want the ATM card to be delivered to you.

Upon receipt of the above requirements from you I shall have your ATM card package dispatched to you by courier service who will deliver to your designated home address. With the ATM card, you can make withdrawals from any part of the world at ATM center near to you. The pin number and all necessary user guides will be attached on delivery (intact in the ATM card package doc.) which will be delivered to you by the courier service, for your easy use.

Further instruction/directive will be sent to you on receipt of your acknowledgment to this message.

Best Regards
Dr. Kingsley Moghalu
Office of the Deputy Governor
CBN, Nigeria

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Navy Federal Credit Union (scam alert)

This is a typical example of a password phishing scam message, and it came with an attachment — something you should never open unless you know and trust the specific sender. (The attachment is deleted here for safety.) Scammers blast thousands of messages like this to random email addresses in the hope that someone will fall for the trick and enter their account information as requested on a fake website that has nothing to do with the actual bank. Once the scammers have your bank account number and password they will proceed to empty your account and then disappear.

From: Navy Federal alerts-CelyWLn@navyfederal.org
Subject: Suspicious Account Activity Reference
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 04:35:32 -0400

We have reason to believe that your Navy Federal Credit Union Banking Card may have been compromised. We have attempted to contact you by phone to speak with you personally but have been unsuccessful. As a precaution we have reduced your daily purchase limit. We now need to re-confirm your account information with us.

Please verify your identity immediately in order to confirm your recent account activity and restore your purchase limit.

You will need to download and open the document attached to this e-mail in order to verify your records. Please follow the instructions from the document.

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Oceanic Bank of Nigeria, PLC

I often feel sorry for the good people of Nigeria, because the international reputation of their country has been sullied by so many scammers. There must be some legitimate businesses in the country, but all that the world ever sees are the fraudsters. And the fraudsters know the reputation of Nigeria is bad, and use that to their advantage, assuring their scam targets that their messages employ special security measures to keep you safe because there’s so much fraud out there. Scams built upon scams. (Meta-scams?)

from Mr Daniel Brown mrdanielbrown2006@atmpayment.com
reply-to mrwhitepaul111@gmail.com
date Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 11:25 AM
subject Notification of payment by ATM Master Credit Card

FROM THE DESK OF MR DANIEL BROWN
DIRECTOR,INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE
FOREIGN OPERATIONS DEPT,
OCEANIC BANK OF NIGERIA PLC,
LAGOS-NIGERIA.

Notification of payment by ATM Master Credit Card

Attn: Beneficiary,

We hereby officially notifying you about the present arrangement to pay you, your over due contract/inheritance fund which you could not complete the process of the released of your transfer pin code through the Digitalized Payment System. We have decided to pay your funds to you through (ATM Master Express Credit Card) This arrangement was initiated/constituted by the World Bank and Paris Club,due to fraudulent activities going on within the African Region.

The World Bank and Paris Club introduced this payment arrangement as to enable our contractors/inheritance beneficiary to receive their fund without any interference. the ATM Master Express Credit Card was contracted and powered by GOLD CARD WORLD WIDE. Reconfirm the following information to us for Security reason.

1)YOUR FULL NAME
2)YOUR RECEIVING ADDRESS.
3)YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER
4)YOUR PROFESSION
5)YOUR AGE

Upon the receipt of this mail we are going to load your fund into the Master Express Credit Card and send a scan copy of the card to you before we will proceed to dispatch the card directly to your nominated home address so you absolutely have nothing to worry about all we need is your Prompt Response and Co-operation by Gods Grace we will have a successful Transaction.

Contact the ATM CARD department

MR PAUL WHITE
Email To Contact: mrwhitepaul2006@googlemail.com
TEL: +234-8191477141
CONGRATULATIONS IN ADVANCE.
BEST REGARDS,
MR DANIEL BROWN

DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE
FOREIGN OPERATIONS DEPT,
OCEANIC BANK OF NIGERIA PLC,
LAGOS-NIGERIA.

CC:ALL FOREIGN INHERITANCE FUNDS
CC:CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR
CC:BOARD OF DIRECTORS [FPD]
CC:ACCOUNTANT GENERAL OF NIGERIA

Dr Mansur Muhtar of Nigeria

This is a classic 419 scam message in its full form. It purports to come from the Nigerian government, and it is padded out with many details about account numbers and important-sounding officials. But note how the reply-to address points you to Vietnam, and the text is riddled with grammatical errors (always a giveaway). This message has one purpose: to separate you from your money.

from: Dr Mansur Muhtar OFR (drmansurmuhtar.ofr@msn.com)
reply-to: drpaulike42@zing.vn
date: Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 3:54 PM
subject: NOTIFICATION OF YOUR ATM CARD PAYMENT.

PRESIDENCY
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
OFFICE OF THE MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION
ABUJA NIGERIA.

Our Ref: FRN/OTMINO/VOL. 1/C2
Your Ref: …………………

Attn: Category [A] Beneficiary

We are very sorry for the delay in releasing your over due payment, due to the fact that we have been so busy paying beneficiaries through ATM CARD delivery to there different destinations. This is to notify you that the OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF OPEARTIONS CREDIT SETTLEMENT CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA has finally approved your payment through the HSBC ATM MASTER CARD. However, with respect to the provision section 17 of degree 114 of the 1999 constitution, your payment has been re-approved and would be paid immediately through delivery post to your door step with-in 48 hours of confirmation from you. For us not to make mistake in the delivery of your ATM card, you are hereby advised to reconfirm your Payment Details to DR. Paul Ike, director of operations ATM payment center immediately. Mobile: 2347036660145. Email: ( drpaulike42@zing.vn )

Bellow is the Information’s needed from you.

(1) YOUR.NAME AND IN FULL

(2). DIRECT MOBILE NUMBER FOR EASY COMMUNICATION.

(3). RECEIVER’S MAILING ADDREES WHERE YOU WANT YOUR ATM CARD DELIVERED. [P.O.BOX NOT ACCEPTABLE]

(4). INTERNATIONALPASSPORT PHOTOGRAPH AND THE CODE OF RESPONCE [811] BEAR IN MIND THAT IF THIS CODE IS NOT ATTACHED TO ANY OF YOUR CORESPONDENT WITH US, WE SHALL IGNOR IT FOR SECURITY REASONS

Bear it in mind that without this urgent information, there is no way your ATM MASTER CARD will be delivered to you. Your payment verification code and confirmation number is ‘OK’. Therefore, be informed that every arrangement has been perfectly concluded to effect your payment as soon as possible in our bid and transparency inline with the programs of the [present administration of Muse Yaradua, president and commander in chief of the armed forces Federal Republic of Nigeria in his crusade against corruption in Nigeria.

However, it is the pleasure of this office to inform you that your HSBC ATM CARD Consultant Number [5428050011004432] has been approved and up graded in your favor. Meanwhile, your Secret Pin Number will be release to you by the office of DR. Paul Ike, director of operations ATM CARD payment center; Your ATM Card Value is $4,500,000.00 Million Only. Note that a maximum withdrawal value of US$3,000.00 is permitted for each withdrawal. Though you can withdraw at most three times daily and we are duly inter-switched so that you can make withdrawal in any location of the ATM Center of your choice/nearest to you in your country. Due to our Financial Position, we can only release the $4.5M to you as at now. While you’re remaining amount will be release to you as soon as possible. Please bear with us.

Due to numerous reports we are receiving from our different beneficiaries, we are going to use our official Banking Courier Service to send your ATM CARD to you to avoid any interception or mistake on transit which will cost you $100 only for the shipment fee and wish will be deliver to you by our courier agent in the Ghana, as we are not here to tolerate any more complain. Also be it known to you that we have made it very difficult for anybody to deduct any fee from your funds except yourself. Please Advice this office of your preferred time of visitation, so that we can inform the courier service delivery office in Accra Ghana.

Note. This message is highly official, you have been contacted in the first place just because we have your information as one of the list Beneficiaries who have not receive any part of there payment. Because of importers we are making sure that we finally ensure safety in the delivery of your ATM card.

Lastly, we want to note you that we have been receiving messages on your behalf from Mr. Chung lee from china telling us that you have directed him to receive your long out standing payment through the ATM card payment, if you know that you have directed him to make claim of your card, you are advised to indicate to us so that we can send him the card immediately. As soon Dr. Paul Ike hear from you, your full contacts information and a copy of the guarantee certificate from the office of the Presidency will be sent to you.

KINDLY REGARDS.
Dr. Mansur Muhtar OFR.

Minister for Information and National Orientation Federal Republic of Nigeria.