"ATM Card Ready" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

The fake "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.

ATM Card Ready Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

An "ATM Card Ready" Advance-Fee Scam

From: "Mrs Harrison Walker"<cdfrexfhussij54u9032@sand.ocn.ne.jp>

Date: June 2, 2019 at 7:50:42 AM MST

To: undisclosed-recipients:;


Reply-To: <tashacurris@gmail.com>

Standard Chartered Bank

11. B5 Glass way Tema

Contact Person.

Dr, Mrs Harrison Walker

Director Foreign Payment

REF: Transaction Code 2086856870 COB




How are you doing today, I hope you are aware that your payment is ready since through ATM CARD PAYMENT delivery to your home address, I have explained everything clearly to you severally that I have activated your ATM CARD on your behalf for the delivery posting to your doorstep immediately.

To the extent that I have used part my personal salary to pay for some important Charges on your behalf including the Delivery posting fees on your behalf

NOTE That the US CUSTOMS AND BOARDER PROTECTION stopped your ATM MASTER CARD and deposited to the Office of Mrs. TASHA. L. CURRIS Director US AIRPORT CUSTOMS PARCEL AND LUGGAGE'S DEPT for Safety and Protection. Forward your Parcel Registration number to Mrs. TASHA. L. CURRIS

Parcel registration Number (280556648)

Parcel Content (One Atm Visa Card)

Date of Registration (10th -05-2019






Contact Person:


Electronic Mail: (tashacurris@gmail.com)

NOTE : That due to the World Security Platform by US Government and European continent after September 11th US Terrorist Attack is advised that all Parcels and Luggage are mandated to secure the US CUSTOMS AND BOARDER PROTECTION PERMIT with an Official fee of $95 only

NOTE CAREFULLY: Upon receipt confirmation of your payment US CUSTOMS AND BOARDER PROTECTION PERMIT with an Official BOARDER PROTECTION PERMIT fee of $95 only now fast to proceed and commence Immediately towards the final Posting and Dispatching of your ATM MASTER CARD to your doorstep today

Therefore, I am personally advising you here today to do your possible best to send across BOARDER PROTECTION PERMIT fee of $95. by Money Gram only branches close to you with this details above okay

As soon as you get this letter right now, Please kindly get back to US AIRPORT CUSTOMS PARCEL AND LUGGAGE'S DEPT

Directors: Contact Person: Mrs. TASHA. L. CURRIS

Electronic Mail: (tashacurris@gmail.com) with Your Resident Home Address and Your Personal Contact Mobile Telephone Number to contact you as soon as the FED-EX delivery Post Officer arrived your home.

A valid Copy of your WORKING ID CARD for Identification while handing over your ATM CARD parcel to you on arrival at your home address.

Keep me updated for proper guidelines.



Mrs Harrison Walker

Director International Credit Dept

Standard Chartered Bank

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February 7, 2021 at 11:23 AM by
"ATM Card Ready" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

"The sum of $4.5 million out of your over due total sum has been approved for payment through ATM cash card system after all attempts to pay you through bank, and diplomatic courier failed. The approved sum has been programmed into the ATM cash card which will be dispatched to you through your address upon reconfirmation. I have made several attempts to contact you and this is the 3rd and perhaps the last email to you in respect to this matter. Meanwhile, I received a power of attorney from one CAM BELL WILLIE from USA purportedly issued by you asking us to change the fund beneficiary to his name hence we are seeking for your confirmation as soon as possible. to this end, you should Kindly Re-confirm these information to me.

(1) Your Full Names:-

(2) Address:-

(3) Your Phone Numbers:-

NOTE: The actual fees for shipping your ATM card is just $55.00 nothing more and no hidden fees of any sort! Upon receipt of payment the delivery officer will ensure that your package is sent within 24 working hours. 100% money back guarantee if you do not receive payment/package within the next 24 hrs.


Mr. stephen


Text/WhatsApp: 1 (708) 953-8780

Email: stephenmood0@gmail.com"

Here is another scam.


December 16, 2020 at 5:06 PM by
"ATM Card Ready" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

"From: millermac963@gmail.com

Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 2:18 PM


Google Forms

DHL Express Shipping in Washington, DC

3130 V St NE, Washington, DC 20018

United States

Dear Beneficiary:

This is DHL International Delivery Company of United States, We wish to officially inform you that we received a package containing an ATM CARD with your name valued $5 million USD to be delivered to to your

residential address.. It was brought to our notice yesterday morning from International Monetary Fund Department (IMF). Kindly reconfirm the below information properly to avoid any mistakes during delivery.

Full Names...

Residential Address...

Mobile Cell/ Home and Office Tel...


Nearest Airport...

We will register your package and send you the tracking number for safety delivery of your package as soon as you reconfirm the required information needed for safety delivery to your residential address in

your Country.

DHL brand is known around the world. DHL takes protecting our customers and their sensitive information serious, DHL is one of the world's great success stories, the start-up that revolutionized the

delivery of packages and information in the past 30 years, we've grown up and grown into a diverse family of companies as DHL that's bigger, stronger, better than ever.

I will be looking forward to hearing from you within 48hours. Reply to this email infocomp005@gmail.com

Yours affectionately.

Mr. George Ted

Dispatch Manager DHL Company"

Here is another scam.


August 27, 2020 at 10:56 AM by
"ATM Card Ready" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

"From: lutfi.tristanto@transvision.co.id

Date: August 26, 2020 at 10:17:45 PM MST

To: Recipients <lutfi.tristanto@transvision.co.id>

Subject: call now (316) 247-2004

Reply-To: porterstephen433@gmail.com

We have finally arranged to deliver your ATM card package worth $20 million

USD through (UPS) Company. We were able to accomplish this

through the help of IMF director Kristalina Georgieva and every necessary arrangement has

been made successfully.

Contact stephen porter email: porterstephen433@gmail.com)

call now (832) 461-0588

Contact the (UPS) with your delivery information such as:

your name,...

your phone number,...



Valid ID card...

And also be informed that delivery agent will leave to your country as

soon as you comply with (UPS) Company Required fee which is the sum of

$110,the fee is for your funds



Anthony Edward"

Here is another scam.


June 24, 2020 at 12:35 PM by
"ATM Card Ready" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

"From: Mr David Unyamee <jessybeath@yahoo.com>

Date: June 23, 2020 at 10:03:56 PM MST

Subject: Attention Please!

Reply-To: Lzxnews0011@gmail.com

Attention Please!

I have registered your ATM VISA CARD of (8.500,000,00USD) with FedEx courier service with registration code of ( Shipment Code awb 33xzs). please Contact with your delivery information such as:- Your Name,

Your Address and Your Telephone Number.

Name of Dir: Dr.Victor Ismail

E-mail: (Lzxnews0011@gmail.com)

Tel: 229-61987371.

I have paid for the Insurance & activation.The only fee you have to pay is their delivery fee only.Please indicate the registration Number and ask Him how much is their delivery fee so that you can pay it and

receiver your fund

Best Regards,

Mr David Unyamee"

Here is another scam.


March 10, 2020 at 8:58 AM by
"ATM Card Ready" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

"From: DhlCourier Company <dhlcouriercompany40@aol.com>

Date: March 9, 2020 at 9:49:24 PM EDT


Reply-To: DhlCourier Company <dhlcouriercompany40@aol.com>

DHL International

UPS Express Courier Company 326-328 High Holborn,

Holborn, London WC1V, Kenya.

Local Company Registries Trade Registry: Companies House

Trade Registry Number: 1933173

VAT Number: UBL 222421710

Date: MAR 9, 2020


tell: 1(929-463-2854)

Hello Jackie Marie Harbaugh.

You are welcome to DHL COURIER COMPANY LTD with worldwide delivery at its best, We are pleased to be at your service, Thank you very much for your mail received in my office regarding the shipment of your ATM CARD PACKAGE, which was deposited in this office to be delivery to you within our 24hours express delivery, however; this is to inform you that we have confirmed all the necessary information required from you for the delivery of the ATM CARD and we are to carry on the delivery of your card to this your address as soon as you comply with our Delivery fee as your card is ready and will be among those to be ship today if you can be able to comply with it today.

Secondly; as this mail is coming to you now we have recorded your address and your phone number to our record file, and your ATM card is well ready to deliver to you but the only thing holding your ATM card now is the sum of $300usd Dollars which you need to pay for our Delivery fees charges the only thing you have to pay for is our Delivery fees of $300usd Dollars And be informed that immediately we receive this fee from you that the parcel of your ATM card will get to your address after 24hours we receive this official delivery fee from you so you are to send us the fee via Money Gram money transfer with below instruction to make it faster to enable us to carry on with your delivery at the same time.


THROUGH via Money Gram Money Transfer.

Receiver's Name:...: Selina Chimea Shari

Country:...: Kenya

City:...; Nairobi

Test Question:...: How Long?

Answer: ...Soon

Amount: $300 only

Sender's Name: ...

MTCN Number: ...



Phone Tel: 1(929-463-2854)

At DHL diplomat courier Company, our commitment to providing absolutely confidential & secure service and ensures that your packages are always safe with us."

Here is another scam.


February 13, 2020 at 8:41 PM by
"ATM Card Ready" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

"From: Sonia Ashely <sonia_ashely@yahoo.com>

Date: February 13, 2020 at 7:37:55 AM EST


Reply-To: transferdeliveryoff@postribe.com


Dear Email Owner/Fund Beneficiary, IRREVOCABLE PAYMENT ORDER VIA ATM CARD.We have actually been authorized by the newly appointed United Nation secretary general, and the governing body of the UNITED NATIONS Monetary Unit, to investigate the unnecessary delay on your payment, recommended and approved in your favor. During the course of our investigation, we discovered with dismay that your payment has been unnecessarily Delayed by corrupt officials of the Bank who are Trying to divert your funds into their private accounts.

To forestall this, security for your funds was organized in the form of your personal Identification number (PIN) ATM CARD and this will enablenly you to have direct Control over your funds in the ATM CARD. We will monitor this payment ourselves to avoid the hopeless situation created by the Officials of the bank.

An irrevocable payment guarantee has been issued by the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on your Payment. However, we are happy to inform you that based on our recommendation/Instructions; your complete Inheritance funds have been credited in your favor through ATM VISA CARD. You are therefore advice to contact:With the following information.

Your full name:

Your complete address

Name of city of Residence:


Your direct cell phone number:

Your Private E-mail

Nearest airport:

Contact him now for the delivery of your ATM Card. As soon as you establish a contact with him, an ATM card will be issued to you immediately which you can use to withdraw your funds in any Bank ATM Machine in your Country, but the maximum is $5000 per day. So if you like to receive your funds through this means you're advised to contact (Mr. Kamal Kouame with the following information as stated below:

Contact Name :Rev Kamal Kouame

Email: transferdeliveryoff@postribe.com

Email: k_kouame@aol.com

Cell Phone 229 980 961 58

NOTE: You are advised to furnish Mr. Kamal Kouame with your correct and valid details. Also be informed that the amount to be paid to you is USD$10,850 000, 00. We expect your urgent response to this email to enable us monitor this payment effectively thereby making contact with MR.Anthony Wood as directed to avoid further delay.Congratulations.

Best regards

Sandra Willie"

Here is another scam.


February 3, 2020 at 4:08 PM by
"ATM Card Ready" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

"From: Larry Page <luckysred@alice.it>

Date: February 3, 2020 at 7:05:29 AM MST

Subject: Attention;

Reply-To: dhlexpress_dispatch@fastservice.com


Sequel to my study leave and course in London, and pressure from some of you,

I was able to hurriedly compute all ATM cards of the Batch C compensation

beneficiaries before my departure from Benin yesterday. Your ATM card has been

processed, sealed and booked with DHL Courier Company for onward delivery to

the address you shall provide to them. Kindly contact DHL delivery Manager (Mr.

Richard D.Palmer) via return mail or with the contact details below.

Mr.Richard D.Palmer

DHL International Benin

Lot No. 23 Patte D'Oie

03 BP 2147


Tel: 229 62833614

Email : dhlexpress_dispatch@fastservice.com

Provide him the information below:

1. Name:

2. Address:

3. Age:

4. Gender:

5. Nationality:

6. Country Of Residence:

7. Telephone Number:

8. Passport by attach or driver's lisence number.

I regret to inform you also that I was not able to avail your delivery address

to DHL because I could not instantly verify your address and I sincerely

apologize for this professional negligence. Kindly avail your current address

where you would want your parcel delivered to.Your Parcel Identification No. is

DHLBEN/3576/2020. Parcel Description: MasterCard Debit Card of $2,800.00 USD.

I wish you all the best as I hope to receive your appreciation letter at my

desk when I return from my study leave. Cheers!

Yours in service,

Larry Page

Secretary IFV compensation committee"

Here is another scam.


December 21, 2019 at 11:28 PM by
"ATM Card Ready" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

Here is another scam

- Forwarded message -

From: Fedex Express Courier <mick990_4@eircom.net>

Date: Sun, Dec 22, 2019 at 12:36 AM

Subject: Attention!


welcome to DHL Dlivery company.

We have registered Your ATM CARD worth of $1.5.usd with Fedex Express Courier Company with registration code of (Shipment Code awb 33xzs). please Contact with your delivery information such as,

Your Name_

Your Address

Your Telephone Number

Your Age

Your Occupation

Your S*x

Your Marital Status

Personal Identification. Driver’s license or International Passport

TO the delivery agent

Personal:E-mail: (dhldeliveryagent450@gmail.com)


Note:All the Insurance & Delivery fee has been paid, The only fee you have to pay is their Security fee of $70:00 Please indicate the registration Number and ask Him how to pay their Security fee of $70:00 so you can pay it immediately and then receive Your ATM CARD worth of $1.5.usd within the next 48hrs.

Best Regards,


Mr.Joseph H. Belkins

ATM Center Manager

International Reconciliation and Logistics Vaults

International Monetary Fund (IMF)


December 20, 2019 at 3:40 PM by
"ATM Card Ready" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

"From: "MR.KENNEDY UZOKA" <sweet_cherie619@yahoo.com>

Date: December 20, 2019 at 5:39:30 AM MST

Subject: Attention dear beneficiary

Reply-To: kennedyunitedbankofafrica112@gmail.com

Attention dear beneficiary.

This is to notify you that we have arranged your payment of Five

Million USD through swift card payment centre Asia pacific, this card

centre will send you an ATM card which you will use to withdraw your

money in any ATM machine in any part of the world at the maximum rate

of $5,000.00 us dollars (five Thousand United State Dollars) per day.

Therefore do not hesitate to contact United Bank For Africa {UBA Bank

Plc} and also re-confirm the following information as listed below:









Contact email: kennedyunitedbankofafrica112@gmail.com

contact email: uzokaunitedbankofafrica112@gmail.com

The Bank has been mandated to issue out your payment and you have to

stop any further communication with any other person(s) or office(s)


avoid any hitches in receiving your ATM Card. Note that because of

impostors, The Bank also issued you their code of conduct, which is

(1488) so you have to indicate this code when contacting the ATM card

centre by using it as your subject.

Yours in Service.


United Bank for Africa Republique du Benin

Contact email: kennedyunitedbankofafrica112@gmail.com

contact email: uzokaunitedbankofafrica112@gmail.com


Here is another scam.


December 20, 2019 at 7:11 AM by
"ATM Card Ready" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers
an anonymous user from: Helsinki, South Finland, Finland

Another scammer:

"Richard maxwell <richardmxwell1@outlook.com>

and his co-worker

Deutsche Postbank

Friedrich-Ebert-Alle 114-126, 53113 Bonn

Phone: 49-151-6379-1914

Fax 49-211-204-9029

Payment Coordinator: Mr. Stefan Günter

Email: stefan.gunter@deutschepostbnk.com

And his bank account information:

BENEFICIARY: Charles Joseph


IBAN: DE 46482501100009 897612



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"ATM Card Ready" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers