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” firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: 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,
ID CARD COPY and Your Telephone Number:
Contact Person: Dr. Anthony Kelvin
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.
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.