No legit email ever has this as a subject line: Your Contact Code is Atm-660

Because they know we’re onto their scams, they’ve decided to try a new tactic – ‘advising’ us to report Nigerian scams to the FBI.  No kidding.


From:  Mr. Mark E. Frankel (

Subject:  Congratulations….Your Contact Code is Atm-660


This letter will definitely be surprise to you but be rest assured that it’s not SCAM of any kind… rather we urge you to STOP sending money to Africa in other to receive your Payment. In case if anybody ask you to do so, please kindly report the person to the appropriate authority (

Meanwhile, my name is Mark E. Frankel from Bank Of America Stockton, CA- USA, I wish to notify you that we have actually been authorized by the World Bank, and the governing body of the monetary unit of  IMF to effect your overdue compensation payment though ATM CARD without delay.

As instructed by the aforementioned authorities, we are to pay 100 Nigerian Scam victims $1,000, 000 .00 ( One Million United States Dollars) each. You are listed and approved in the payment schedule for this payment as one of the beneficiaries to be paid this amount as compensation. As a result of this laudable recommendations, it is imperative to bring to your notice that during the official meetings held at Washington DC, it was alarmed so much by the rest of the world in the meetings on the lose of funds by various foreigners to the scams artists syndicates operating in all over the world today. In other to redeem the good image our relationship with African Countries, the New President of Economic Community of West African States has agreed with United States Government, World Bank and International Financial Bodies to ordered the payment of $1,000,000 .00 each to the affected victims in pursuance with the U.N. recommendations.

This was resolved in a meeting held between World Bank , United Nations , Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authorities and Officials of United States Government in Washington DC last week, as a condition from the International Monetary Fund to support Asia Countries , Canada , European Union (EU) and United States of America in receiving total debt cancellation or forgiveness from the International Financial Bodies.

You are advised to respond immediately to enable us deliver your Card to you within two bank working days. In order to facilitate immediate delivery of your ATM CARD, and for proper verification purposes, you are to reconfirm your Full name, Billing/Mailing Address , copy of identification / ID number and your contact Mobile or Telephone Number (for regular official contact).

However, you have to Stop any further Communication with any Other Person (S) or Office (S) to avoid any Hitches in receiving your ATM Card, because you will keep sending money to them and yet you will not get paid . For your information, this is the only office approved by the appropriate authorities to settle all foreign beneficiaries’ overdue payment.

To avoid impostors, we hereby issued you our code of conduct, which is (Atm-660) so you have to indicate this code when contacting the Card Center by using it as your subject.

I wait to hear from you ASAP.

Please note that a copy of this letter has been sent to above authorities as proof that you have been notified for immediate delivery of your ATM Card and if you fail to respond on time then this institution will not be held responsible for your ATM Card anymore because your payment file would be canceled and returned back to World Bank as unclaimed Card.


Scam, scam, scam.  They think mentioning reimbursement of formerly lost funds will get people to throw caution to the wind and sign on.  Whatever.

Be safe, all.


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