Fraud - Beware of "Federal Reserve Bank ATM CARD" Scam

The fake "Federal Reserve Bank" email below, which claims the recipients' ATM card is ready, is a scam. The fake emails are being sent by online scammers, who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending the money. Therefore, recipients of the fake email are asked not to follow the instructions in them and should delete them.

Fraud - Beware of Federal Reserve Bank ATM CARD Scam

The "Federal Reserve Bank ATM CARD" Scam

From: Mr. William C. Dudley. <>

Date: Sat, Mar 24, 2018, 3:37 AM


From the Desk Of Mr. William C. Dudley.

Federal Reserve Bank

Headquarter : New York, NY, United States of America

Founded : 1914, New York City, New York, United States

ADDRESS : 33 Liberty St New York, NY 10045-0001.


This is to acknowledge the receipt of your email and your information, I write to inform you that your ATM CARD is available also attachment with your mobile number and it's ready for the delivery today which i have already contacted with the Delivery Company that will affect the delivery to your designated address and according to the management the delivery will commence today.

Step on getting the Atm Card is very easy 24-hrs delivery, The cost for shipping is $200 while the ATM CARD activation and insurance coverage is $250 usd. The above cost is what we required to get this approval ATM CARD across to your address and once you make available the fee today the delivery will commence today and arrive to your house by tomorrow morning okay.

Below is your Atm Card Reg Codes

Customer ID: 68388620872

ATM CARD Serial: 4577 9323 4546 5479

Pass Code: f57s49x5a8xx56

Registration Code JKT110948G

You are permitted to withdrawal out US$2500 USD three times daily which is means $7500 daily everyday limit withdraw in any ATM Machine also with the ATM CARD you will be able to buy good's through online Internet marketing. If you quickly send the fee $450 usd across to us today the Delivery Company will issue you the tracking number that will enable you to track and access the delivery status of your ATM CARD online pending to know when they will delivered to your home tomorrow morning, The fee is the only thing delaying the delivery of your approved ATM CARD to you.

This is the information you will use to send the $450.00USD.

Receiver Name.....JAMES BOLL





Yours in Service,

Mr. William C. Dudley.

Chairman Federal Reserve Board New York.


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March 2, 2019 at 10:14 AM by
Fraud - Beware of "Federal Reserve Bank ATM CARD" Scam

Here is another scam:

- Forwarded message -

From: MrJerome Powell <>

Date: Fri, Mar 1, 2019, 2:01 PM

Subject: FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK ATM International credit Settlement. FUNDS international



ATM International credit Settlement.

FUNDS international transfers

Directorate of International Payment.

Attn: My Dear Beneficiary!.

This is to officially notify you about your Fund that was suppose to be rendered to you via numerous ways i.e, Courier Companies, Western Union Money Transfers, and Banks wire transfer. Due to this lost of Funds of our’s which was suppose to be given to you but failed to. So in this case, a beneficial meeting was held on the 20th Of Jan 2019 at the World Bank in Switzerland, which top officials and Central Bank Governors from different countries in the world were present at the meeting, Which they discussed on how your Fund can be given to you without any lost at this time. Be informed that you have to stop any further communication with any other person(s) or office(s) to avoid any hitches in receiving your ATM payment.

In conclusion at the meeting, The President of World Bank, Mr Jim Yong Kim, has strictly authorized 6 Banks in the World to deliver all individual beneficiary Funds through courier companies. Your Fund which is truly $45.5 Million USD (Forty-Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States of America Dollars) which was listed among the list of beneficiary list to be paid among all other beneficiaries in various countries in the world to be paid via ATM MASTER CARD. Below are the authorized Banks;

Daiwa Bank®/Osaka/Japan.

Caja De Madrid/Madrid/Spain.

Lloyds Bank®/London/England.

Banco di Santo Spirito/Rome/Italy.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp/New York/USA.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Each of this Banks are to distribute 350 ATM MASTER CARDS to all beneficiaries in the World that are to receive their compensation ATM CARD. So, this Bank (Federal Reserve Bank of New York) will send you your ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw your money in any ATM machine in any part of the world, but the maximum withdrawal is $50,000 USD per day, while minimum withdrawal is $20,000 USD per day. Note that this ATM CARD of yours has been activated and a security pin code number will be issued to you from this Bank as soon as you receive your Card for a safer withdrawal. Please contact the Director of Federal Reserve Bank of New York MrJerome Powell by sending your information to Him for an immediate response. Contacts of MrJerome Powell, are as below;

MrJerome Powell

Director of Federal Reserve Bank of New York

PHONE NUMBER..( 678-489-1518

Please make a Choice of delivery for the Shipping of your ATM CARD as they are as charged Below;

DHL COURIER COMPANY Shipping fee: $1000 (1 day delivery)

FedEx COURIER COMPANY Shipping fee: $500 (2 day delivery)

UPS COURIER COMPANY Shipping fee: $450. (3 day delivery)

For oral discussion, you can reach

MrJerome Powell, via email or phone her hot line given to you above as soon as you receive this important message for further directions and also update her on any development from the above mentioned office. NOTE: Due to impostors, we hereby issued you our code of conduct, which is (ATM), so you have to indicate this code when contacting the card center by using it as your subject.

Sincerely Yours,

MrJerome Powell


In Respect of The World Bank


May 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM by
Fraud - Beware of "Federal Reserve Bank ATM CARD" Scam
an anonymous user from: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Dear sir: I would like to know if there is a federal reserve bank in Washington D.C. And a man called Mr. Jerome h Powell? If not then i got scammed. How do i go about getting my money back?


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Fraud - Beware of "Federal Reserve Bank ATM CARD" Scam