Imagine having 983 mails in your spam folder! Thanks to Yahoo email service where spam mails are automatically directed in that folder. Sometimes some of these are still going to my regular inbox but it is better as before where I received a lot of this kind of mails. I have currently 983 mails in my spam folder. Good to know that I don’t need to delete it manually because it is automatically deleted in that folder after a month.
Yesterday, I received this ATM sort of scam mail. I am just letting you know and even warning you not to believe in this kind of mails because these are frauds. Please don’t entertain any of this and never ever give your personal details and information.
Below is a sample of this scam or fraud mail I received yesterday, Nov. 15, 2010.
Add to Contacts
International Settlement Dept.
Banque Atlantique Benin
24hrs ATM Service Of Banque Atlantique Benin.
Card Number: 5359202912271796
Having reviewed all the obstacles and problems surrounding the transfer of Your ($2. 7 Million) Two Million Seven Hundred United States Dollars and Your inability to meet up with some charges levied against you due to the Past transfer options, we the Board of Directors, Banque Atlantique Benin (BAB) have Ordered our Foreign Payment Remittance Unit to issue you a VISA MASTER-CARD where Your payment will be uploaded. Today, we got the notice that you’re Payment has been uploaded into this VISA MASTER-CARD and also have registered it with Sky Courier and Delivery Company. For your information, the delivery charges have been paid and they are supposed to have shipped your packaged (ATM CARD) but they insisted that you must re-confirm to them you’re current Delivery address to ensure accurate delivery.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: Due to the content of the package, Sky courier mandated that before your package will be shipped; a Stamp Duty MUST be procured According to the New Shipping Creed on all packages leaving Africa .The Essence of such Document is to ensure a hitch-free delivery and the amount Of the Stamp Duty Fee is $281. When this is done, Sky Courier will issue you with the tracking numbers for your package before the shipping Commences. Therefore reconfirm your current delivery address. Do not forget that this $281 is all that you should send to them, the rest of the Fees have been paid.
Finally, for security reasons and considering the huge amount the ATM Master-Card contains, the Package was coded thus,
Registration Ref: Skyex/atm/100.
This is the code number that you will send to the courier company while contacting them and the courier company is not aware what the content of the package is. We told them that it contained some very vital official Documents being sent to an offshore staff. Do not reveal the content of the package to the courier company or any body for security purposes. The Information of the courier company is here-by given below, and re-confirm to them your current delivery addresses to ensure accurate delivery.
1. Your full name:
2. Your physical address:
3. Your house phone:
4. Your cell phone:
Sky Courier and Delivery Company
Please hurry now as your package might incurs demurrage if it stays more Than 4 days with Sky Courier.
Banque Atlantique Benin
This message and any attachment are confidential and may be privileged or Otherwise protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended Recipient, please telephone or email the sender and delete this message and any attachment from your system. If you are not the intended Recipient you must not copy this message or attachment or disclose the Contents to any other person. Please consider the environmental impact before printing this document and its attachment(s). Print black and white and double-sided where possible. Registered © 2009 – 2010 Banque Atlantique Benin All Right Reserved”