Rev. John William of Benin (scam warning)

This is a a familiar type of “419” scam from Africa, with an ATM card twist. (Read more about how “419” scams work.) A supposed bank official, “Rev. John William,” says there is a payment ready for you, to be delivered by ATM card. Unfortunately there is really no payment, no ATM card, and no “Rev. John William” — there’s only a scammer who is trying to pick your pocket.

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from: ecobankoffice25@gmail.com
date: Sat, 05 Sep 15
subject: GOOD DAY

ATTENTION: BENEFICIARY,

WE HERE BY NOTIFYING YOU THAT UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA (ECOBANK) HAVE BEEN MANDATED TO ISSUE OUT YOUR PAYMENT Of $6,500,000.00 USD THROUGH ATM CARD. YOU HAVE TO STOP FURTHER COMMUNICATION WITH ANY OTHER PERSON(S) OR OFFICE(S) OR MINISTRY OF FINANCE AFRICA TO AVOID HITCHES IN RECEIVING YOUR ATM CARD PAYMENT.

ATM CARD NUMBER: 4848 4222 5323 8848 HAS BEEN ALLOCATED IN YOUR FAVOR; YOUR PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER IS 2482. UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA MANAGER HAS CONFIRMED AUTOMATION OF YOUR SWIFT PAYMENT THROUGH AN ELECTRONIC ATM CARD PAYMENT WHICH YOU WILL USE TO WITHDRAW YOUR MONEY IN ANY ATM MACHINE IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD.

THE MAXIMUM DAILY WITHDRAWAL IS $5,000USD PER DAY, A TOTAL OF $5,000USD AT A TIME.
NOW YOU ARE ADVICE TO CONTACT REV. JOHN WILLIAM WHO IS THE FOREIGN PAYMENT DIRECTOR WITH THE INFORMATIONS BELOW IN ORDER TO RELEASE YOUR ATM CARD PAYMENT TO YOU.

YOUR FULL NAME:…………………..
HOME ADDRESS:………………..
COUNTRY:…………………….
OCCUPATION:…………………..
TELEPHONE NUMBER:……………..
AGE:………………………..
Sex:…………………………

FOR IMMEDIATE MAILING OF THE ATM CARD TO YOUR ADDRESS.
CONTACT REV. JOHN WILLIAM WITH THIS INFORMATION BELOW:

NAME…. REV. JOHN WILLIAM
EMAIL….(ecobankoffice25@gmail.com)
POSITION:..FOREIGN PAYMENT DIRECTOR,
ECOBANK MANAGER BENIN REPUBLIC.

NOTE THAT BECAUSE OF IMPOSTORS, THE (ECOBANK) HEREBY ISSUED YOU OUR CODE OF CONDUCT WHICH IS ATM-0212 SO YOU HAVE TO INDICATE THIS CODE WHEN CONTACTING REV. JOHN WILLIAM ON THE CARD CENTER BY USING IT AS YOUR SUBJECT. KINDLY NOTIFY (ECOBANK) IMMEDIATELY TO CONFIRM THE RECEIPT OF THIS MASSAGE FROM UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA (ECOBANK).

YOURS FAITHFULLY
REV. JOHN WILLIAM
HEAD OF ATM DEPT
ATM PAYMENT CENTRE
UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA [ECOBANK]
BOULEVARD DE FRANCE
08 BP 0879, COTONOU
TEL/FAX: 0022998391873

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