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.
date: Fri, 28 Aug 15
from: mrs linda davis firstname.lastname@example.org
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:______________
Email those information to Mrs linda davis, with this email address as stated below.
CORPORATE VISA CARD CONSULTANT;
Contact Person: Mr jerry williams,
direct line:+229 99312676
UBA BANK OF AFRICAN
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