"ATM Debit Card Money Transfer" Advance Fee Scams

The fake "ATM Debit Card Money Transfer" email below is an advance fee 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 by impersonating someone else. 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.

ATM Debit Card Money Transfer Advance Fee Scams

An "ATM Debit Card Money Transfer" Advance Fee Scam

From: "Mr.Japheth Ben" <cicali@donodg.it>

Date: May 18, 2019 at 10:58:55 AM MST

Subject: Your Debit Card

Reply-To: "Mr.Japheth Ben" <dept.a7070@gmail.com>

Our Ref:FGN-GOV/IMF/2019

Attention:Beneficiary Instruction was given by the Office of Presidency and United Nations(UN) and also (IMF)to transfer Sum of $10m through ATM Debit Card to you which you can use it in near cash point,shopping mall or banking. You can withdrawal money from your ATM Debit Card from any ATM MACHINE location or center of your choice/nearest to you, in any part of the world.You should reconfirm your address and full name and also telephone number for delivery of your original (A.T.M) Debit Card to you within 48hrs.

Note:this compensation includes, Victims of fraudulent activities and payment of inheritance,Contracts and also lottery winning, which was due to you etc

Yours faithfully,

(Tél:234-81462 71957)

Mr.Japheth Benjamin

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November 20, 2019 at 4:21 PM by
"ATM Debit Card Money Transfer" Advance Fee Scams

Here is another scam

- Forwarded message -

From: Christopher Wray <gasduckss@aol.com>

Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 at 5:19 pm

Subject: Your ATM Card



FBI Headquarters

935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20535-0001

Website www.fbi.gov



How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family?

In regards to the recent meeting between the United Nations, Cyber Crimes Commission (CCC), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the United States Government to restore the dignity and Economy of Nations based on the Agreement with the World Bank Assistance Project to help and make the world a better place. We have been having meetings for

the past 3 months with the Secretary General of the United Nations.

This email come to those who are yet to receive their compensation/inheritance/winnings and who have been scammed in any part of the world, this includes every foreign contractors that may have not received their contract sum, and people that have had an

unfinished transaction or Compensation payments that failed due to Government problems etc.

It is my pleasure to inform you that your ATM Card Number;

9066134202037560 have been approved in your favor.

Your Personal Identification Number is 9066.

The ATM Card Value is $9,500,000.00 USD (Nine Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) Contact Mr. W. Stuart Symington immediately for your Compensation payment

of $9,500,000.00 USD (Nine Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) which will be released directly to you in accordance with legal clearance and procedures.

Contact United States Ambassador to Nigeria ; Mr. W. Stuart Symington immediately for your compensation payment!

Fredrick George

Secretary to US Ambassador to Nigeria

Email: (fredrick.george@legislator.com)

United States Ambassador: To Nigeria.

However, you should send him your Detail Information below.

Your Full Name:

Your Telephone Number:

Your Residential Address:

Gender and Occupation:

International Passport/Driving ID CARD

Yours sincerely,

Christopher Wray



November 20, 2019 at 4:15 PM by
"ATM Debit Card Money Transfer" Advance Fee Scams

"From: Fidelity Bank <fidelitybankplccccnigeria@gmail.com>

Date: November 20, 2019 at 12:32:27 PM MST

To: undisclosed-recipients:;


2 Kofo Abayomi Street,Victoria Island










However,it is the pleasure of this office to inform you that ATM Card Number;5776429063109783 has been approved and upgraded in your favour. Meanwhile, your Secret Pin Number is 4462. The ATM Card Value is USD $10 Million Dollars Only. Note that a maximum withdrawal value of US$20,000,00 is permitted daily. And we are duly inter-switched and you can make withdrawal in any location of the ATM Center of your

choice/nearest to you.

We have also concluded delivery arrangement with our accredited courier service Company called BANKER'S DIPLOMATIC COURIER SERVICE OF Thailand to be fully insured and also to oversee the delivery of the ATM / SWIFT CREDIT CARD Card to you without any further delay.

Be informed that delivery will be made to your address within 24 hours to you home address. Be aware that the delivery fee receipt will be aattached to your payment delivery documents to avoid being delayed by the customs. And be informed that your valid I.D card must be presented to the dispatchers before release will be done to you to

avoid wrong delivery.

Advice this office of your preferred time of visitation to deliver your atm card so that we can inform the courier service Company. Also, you have the right to transfer your fund to any account or you can equally leave the whole amount in the atm card. Whichever way that

pleases you, it is you fund.

Treat as very urgent, as we also remind you once again that your ATM

Card is ready.







Here is another scam.


October 13, 2019 at 12:44 PM by
"ATM Debit Card Money Transfer" Advance Fee Scams

Here is another scam:

"From: "Mr. Russell Franklin" <info@lee.org>

Date: October 11, 2019 at 6:54:07 PM EDT

To: Recipients <info@lee.org>


Reply-To: russellfranklin@vp.pl


Instruction was given by the Office of Presidency and United Nations(UN) and also (IMF)to transfer Sum of $10m through ATM Debit Card to you which you can use it in near cash point,shopping mall or banking.

You can withdrawal money from your ATM Debit Card from any ATM MACHINE location or center of your choice/nearest to you, in any part of the world.

You should reconfirm your address and full name and also telephone number for urgent delivery of your original ATM Debit Card to you within 48hrs.

Yours faithfully,

MY CONTACT EMAIL: russellfranklin@vp.pl

Mr. Russell Franklin

Foreign Payment Due Process Unit."


September 25, 2019 at 2:12 PM by
"ATM Debit Card Money Transfer" Advance Fee Scams

Here is another scam:

"From: Larry <global@pactec.net>

Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2019 1:33 PM

To: Recipients

Subject: Contact my secretary

Hello my friend,

I am glad to inform you that I have successfully concluded the transaction and the fund was transferred to Paraguay through the assistant of Mr. Howard Ferraro who is a Paraguay based business man. The total sum of $95.5 million was successfully transferred into Mr. Ferraro's bank account. Currently I am in Paraguay for investment with my share. For your past assistance I issued an ATM card worth of $600,000 in your name as a compensation.

Contact my secretary Mr. Fish Benson on fishbenson884@gmail.com, Tel/ 229-9047-8514 for the ATM card. Send him your full name, address where the card will be delivered to, and your direct phone number.


Larry Edward"


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"ATM Debit Card Money Transfer" Advance Fee Scams