Scam ATM Card Payment
Example - DR RICHARD CHIMA, CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
"Account normalization of your banking details has been delayed
by International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Financial Services Authority (UK)."
Have you received an email from "DR RICHARD CHIMA" of CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA, claiming
"Account normalization of your banking details has been delayed by International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Financial Services Authority (UK). This has made it necessary for your contract payment to be programmed into HSBC Visa Atm Debit Card. The total fund in question is $8,300,000.00 This is the first part of the Payment of which the balance will subsequently be paid into same account. "
and they owe you money from a "contract/inheritance payment
file" or a pyament to "Scam victims" or some other nonsense, and
they will send you the money on an ATM card,
if you contact "email@example.com"?
"DR RICHARD CHIMA" is a educated and highly ranking lawyer, banker or government official who apparently can't spell and
feels the odd need to randomly capitalize some WORDS (like that). Add to that
the fact that you have never heard of anyone being paid for anything by "ATM
card" and this should immediately strike you as a scam. Allow us to point out the
inconsistencies and how the scam works.
It's a mystery why DR RICHARD CHIMA named you as a
beneficiary or what the "contract" is, but you better reply
pretty quickly or risk losing millions from the "contract/inheritance payment
file". Also notice that the "lawyer"
or official is writing to you from a free email account (Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.); in fact,
they typically use more than one different free email accounts.
would like a step by step
explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here!
Scam email from "DR RICHARD CHIMA":
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
DR. RICHARD CHIMA
Director, Foreign Operations
ATM Card Department
Central Bank of Nigeria.
YOUR PAYMENT VIA HSBC-VISA ATM DEBIT CARD.
Account normalization of your banking details has been
delayed by International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Financial Services
Authority (UK). This has made it necessary for your contract payment to be
programmed into HSBC Visa Atm Debit Card. The total fund in question is
$8,300,000.00 This is the first part of the Payment of which the balance
will subsequently be paid into same account.
The Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN), working in
relationship with HSBC London has concluded to issue you a VISA CARD with
which you can access your contract amount$8,300,000.000 This card center
will send you an ATM card which you will use to withdraw your money in any
ATM machine in any part of the world, but the maximum is One Thousand Five
Hundred United States Dollars($1,500) per day. So if you like to receive
your fund in this way, please let us know by contacting the ATM payment
department and also send the following information as listed below:
1. Full name
2. Phone and fax number
3. Address were you want them to send the ATM card to (p.o box not
4. Your age and current occupation
However for the purpose of proper verification of your
Identity, apmg other relevant information ans release of your HSBC Visa Atm
Card to you, it is important you contact the office of the Director, Debit
Card Dept for a special payment at the above listed address or directly
reply to this Email.
DR RICHARD CHIMA
DIRECTOR,DEBIT CARD DEPT
(SPECIAL PAYMENT SCHEME)
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA.
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Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 14:49:04 +0100
Subject: YOUR PAYMENT VIA HSBC-VISA ATM DEBIT CARD
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