The fake "Government Of Africa ATM Card Ready" email below is a scam. Recipients are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it. The fake email is being sent by scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money or personal information. An advance-fee 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.
A "Government Of Africa ATM Card Ready" Advance-Fee Scam
From: Hon.Kathy Passarelli - firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 7:47 AM
Subject: ATM CARD READY
ATTN: PAYMENT NOTIFICATION!
This is to bring to your notice that, I have paid the courier charges and the delivery of your ATM CARD.I paid it because the ATM CARD worth USD $2.7M has less than Four weeks and four days to expire and when it expires the money will go into Government reserve. With that I decided to help you pay the money so that the ATM CARD will not expire,because I know that when you get your ATM CARD definitely you must compensate me.
Now your ATM CARD has been deposited with DHL Courier Company for delivery so I want you to contact DHL Courier Company with your Full
Contact information so that they can deliver your ATM CARD to your designated address without any delay.
Your Full Name:
Like I stated earlier, the delivery charges has been paid but i did not pay their official keeping fees since they refused. Reasons for
their refusal are because they do not know when you are going to contact them. They told me that their keeping fee is $25 per day and i
deposited it Yesterday been 30/03/2019.Below is their Contact Information,
Delivery Officer:Mr.Luked Carter
Phone: +229-61 359 308
DHL Delivery Service
Try to contact them as soon as possible to avoid mistake on the delivery. I gave them your delivering address but you have to reconfirm it to them again to avoid any mistake in the delivering including with your ID or Picture.Hoping to hear from you as soon as you receive the package box contains US$2.7MILLION .Ask Mr.luked Carter DHL Courier Company Director How you Can Send to Them There Official Security Keeping Fees Witch Is Only $25 which is per day.Contact Today to avoid increase of their keeping fees and let me know once you receive your ATM CARD.
General Payment Contractor of Federal
Government Of Africa