Really, guys? How stupid do you think I am?
This one arrived in my AOL spam folder.
From: Ms. Grace Apken (email@example.com)
Subject: Your ATM Visa Card is ready for shipment reply now
United Nation Organization Information Section 210
Euston Road London NW1 2BE United Kingdom (U.K) DOCKET NO. OP 292.
Our Ref: UN/BKL/STB
We wish to inform you that your approved payment of $1.4 Million for your compensation as one of the scam victim from the Federal Republic of Nigeria has been released and ready to be paid to you via ATM VISA CARD which you will use to withdraw your fund from any ATM Machine in any part of the world.But just bear it in mind that you will pay for the insurance before your card will be dispatch/ship to your home address. We did not want to take much of your time or ours that is why we are notifying you right away that you are going to pay for the insurance fee immediately you contact your atm card issuing bank.
IF YOU CAN NOT PAY FOR THE INSURANCE FEE, DO NOT BORDER OR WORRY TO RESPOND TO THIS MAIL AS THE COURIER COMPANY THAT WILL DELIVER YOUR CARD WILL NOT ACCEPT TO DELIVERY WITHOUT INSURANCE COVEREAGE AS YOU KNOW THAT ATM CARD IS AS GOOD AS CASH SO IT MUST BE INSURED.THE UNITED NATION AND WORLD BANK ACCEPTED THE IDEA SO BE ADVISED TO FOLLOW UP WITH THE DIRECTIVES.
We have mandated the Intercontinental Bank Plc Nigeria to issue an ATM VISA CARD and PIN# which you will use to withdraw your fund from any ATM machine in any part of the world.You are strongly advised immediately to contact Mr.Raymond Obieri, Chairman Intercontinental Bank Plc via his email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and send him your information such as: ALTERNETIVE E-MAIL TO THE BANK: email@example.com
1) Your Full Name.
2) Your Contact Address.
3) Your Home Phone, Mobile/Cell Phone Number.
4) Occupation ….
The ATM VISA CARD approved on your name have been sent to Mr.Raymond Obieri and he is waiting for your above information’s to enable him process and send you the ATM VISA CARD via any courier service company. So make sure you contact him right away with your full contacts/mailing information and tell him that you received a message from Ms. Grace Akpen, the ATM VISA CARD ACCOUNT DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR UNITED NATION OFFICE, Instructing you to contact him for immediate release of your ATM VISA CARD.
You should contact him as directed and wait for your ATM VISA CARD within 72hours as soon as you furnish him with all the requirement needed to dispatch the ATM VISA CARD to you. You are warned to disregard other contact or any communication you have with other offices from now henceforth if you really want to receive your over due payment.
Please we are very sorry for the plight you have gone through in the past.Thanks for adhering to this instruction and once again accept out congratulations!
Yours Sincerely, Thank you for choosing our Tux ATM VISA CARD Dept
Ms. Grace Akpen
ATM VISA CARD ACCOUNT DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR UNITED NATION OFFICE.
So very much wrong here. I need to pay an insurance fee to access my own money? Nope, not legal. I’m supposed to send my info to another person, supposedly a bank rep, and contact him via Gmail? Nope again. and there is no such things as the ATM Visa Cars Account Department United Nation Office.
Sad attempt at the typical Nigerian scam.
Be safe, all.