Online users who have received email messages like the one below which claim they are beneficiaries of an ATM Visa card loaded with millions of dollars should delete them. This is because the messages are lottery scams being sent by scammers to trick recipients into sending them their personal information. Once the scammers have received the personal information, they will subsequently ask their potential victims to send money in order to claim their so-called Visa card. The scammers will claim the money is for taxes, processing fee, delivery fee, or some other fees. But, if money is sent, the scammers will take it and disappear; leaving their victims broke and depressed.
A Sample of the "ATM Visa Card Beneficiary Compensation" Lottery Scam
From: UBA Bank firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Sunday, May 7, 2017 3:07 PM
Subject: Attn: Beneficiary Your ATM Card Worth $12.5Million From UBA Bank Plc
Attn: Dear Beneficiary !!
The Email winning draw list has been released and your email was among the lucky ones to earn the total sum of $12.5 Million compensation winning price from the state government of this country!!
You are required to provide either your bank account details for the transfer or your delivery address so that you can receive Our Loaded ATM VISA CARD that worth your winning price!!
Here are the details needed
Your Full Name
Your Current Home or office address
Your Home or Cell Telephone number
other email address
Identity card copy or Number
Also the Visa card has already been upgraded in other for you to be able to withdrawal sum of $5,000.00 per day from it 'until the total sum is withdrawn completely. You are required to sincerely comply so that we can conclude your delivery without further delay, You can only be required to undertake one payment which is for the delivery cost and Clearance sum of $125.00 only!
Congratulations In Advance
Mr. Jack A. Corona
UBA BANK PLC