The "United Nations (UN) Payment via ATM Card" Advance-fee Scam Created by Scammers

The fake "United Nations (UN) Payment via ATM Card" email below is an advance-fee scam being sent by online criminals. This scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.

The United Nations (UN) Payment via ATM Card Advance-fee Scam Created by Scammers

The "United Nations (UN) Payment via ATM Card" Scam

From: FBI <>

Date: February 28, 2019 at 5:11:12 PM MST

Subject: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Reply-To: FBI <>






The federal bureau of investigation (FBI) Through our intelligence-monitoring network has discovered that the transaction that the bank contacted you previously was legal. Recently the fund has been legally approved to be paid via ATM CARD.

So, we the federal bureau of investigation (FBI) NEW YORK, in conjunction with the United Nations (UN) financial department have investigated through our monitoring network regarding your payment of $10.5 million, You have the legitimate right to complete your transaction to claim your fund US$10,500,000.000 (Ten million five hundred thousand united states dollars)

Because of so much scam going on in internet now We the federal bureau of investigation decided to contact the delivery Courier Company service for them to give us their procedures on how to sent this money to you without any further complain or delay. We just got an information from the Heritage Bank and they have loaded your US$10,500,000.000 into an ATM CARD and will be submitted to the delivery courier company service for immediate delivery to your doorstep as soon as you send their required fee.

You are required to choose one option, which you will be able to pay and also ask the management of Heritage Bank to give you the information you can send the delivering fee and also convenient for you, for quick delivery of your parcel containing your ATM CARD and other two original back up documents.

Service Type, Delivery, Duration Charges,Fees

FedEx Express (24hrs Delivery)

Mailing $180.00

Insurance $70.00

Vat $45.00

TOTAL $295.00

DHL Courier (2 Days Delivery)

Mailing $140.00

Insurance $90.00

Vat $25.00

TOTAL $255.00

UPS Express (4Days Delivery)

Mailing $100.00


Vat (0%)0.

TOTAL $150.00

You are hereby required to advice the Heritage Bank, on your parcel delivery option by filling the required form stated above.

Please note that the deadline for claiming your fund is exactly one week after the receipt of this email. At this period your fund will return back to the ordering costumer. That is the instruction given to us.

So take note. We advise you to contact Mr. Peter lock with your mailing address and full name and your contact number to ensure conformity with our record for immediate dispatch of your parcel to you. Only valid residential, Office address and postal address are certified OK. We are here to protect you from any problem until you receive your package, But make sure you contact Mr. Peter lock yourself with below information and ask him to give you the info you will use to send the delivery fee to enable quick releasing the ATM card to you because bankers is always engage with many customers activities.

Below is Mr. Peter lock contact details:

Contact Person::: Mr. Peter lock.

Contact Number::: + 1 785 236-8800

Mr. Peter lock Email: {}

Looking forward to hear from you as soon as you receive this message

Best Regards,

Christopher A. Wray

Federal Bureau of Investigation

J. Edgar Hoover Building

935 Pennsylvania Avenue,

NW Washington, D.C.

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January 3, 2020 at 3:44 PM by
The "United Nations (UN) Payment via ATM Card" Advance-fee Scam Created by Scammers

"From: "Mr Taylor Long," <>

Date: January 3, 2020 at 4:30:26 AM MST

Subject: Attention ATM Beneficiary

Reply-To: <>

Attention: Beneficiary.

I wish to use this medium to inform you that your CONTRACT/INHERITANCE Payment of US$1.5Million dollars from AFRICA have been RELEASED and APPROVED for

onward Transfer to you through an ATM CARD. After our meeting with United Nations and International monetary fund (I.M.F)It was concluded that your funds

will be paid to you with the help of ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw all the US$1.5 Million United States Dollars in any ATM SERVICE MACHINE in any

part of the world,But the maximum amount you can withdraw daily is the sum of USD$3,000.00 only.

We the board of trustees of United Nations/I.M.F have also mandated the Malaysian Government designated bank to send your ATM CARD and PIN NUMBER to you

which you will use to withdraw all your USD$1.5 Million in any ATM SERVICE MACHINE in any part of the world. You are therefore advised to contact the

DIRECTOR OF ATM CARD OPERATIONS in Malaysia with the information stated below:


Inform Dr Tracy Gilbert, THE DIRECTOR OF ATM CARD OPERATIONS that you received a message from United Nation by Mr Taylor Long in UK.

Once you have`contacted Dr Tracey Gilbert, inform me as soon as possible by email and also call me

We wish to use this opportunity to express our sincere apology over your plight in the past Years and we wish to assure you of prompt receipt of your fund

through ATM Card. Thanking you in advance for your anticipated cooperation.


Mr Taylor Long,

On behalf of IMF/UN."

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March 11, 2019 at 12:53 PM by
The "United Nations (UN) Payment via ATM Card" Advance-fee Scam Created by Scammers
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isn't illegal to impersonate the FBI.


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The "United Nations (UN) Payment via ATM Card" Advance-fee Scam Created by Scammers