Scam ATM Card Payment
Example - David Mark
We have received the express mandate and instructions of the President,Federal Republic of Nigeria: ALHAJI UMARU YAR ADUA GCFR together with the EFCC Nigeria, the Interpol and the FBI to commence the immediate release of your funds through our swift card payment center.
GOVERNOR CHARLES SOLUDO
Have you received an email from "David Mark", claiming
"We have received the express mandate and instructions of the President,Federal Republic of Nigeria: ALHAJI UMARU YAR ADUA GCFR together with the EFCC Nigeria, the Interpol and the FBI to commence the immediate release of your funds through our swift card payment center."
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 "GOVERNOR CHARLES SOLUDO"? (Yes, they spelled it in all capital letters and apparently the Govenor of a state in Nigeria is moonlighting as a clerk. Sure...)
"David Mark" 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 David Mark and the President of Nigeria 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.
Scam email from "David Mark":
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY
ALHAJI UMARU YARADUA (GCFR)
ASO- ROCK, GARKI ABUJA
Our ref: ATM/13470/IDR Your ref: .....................
Date: 22/ 03 / 2008
SUBJECT: NEW SWIFT CARD PAYMENT OF YOUR
This is to officially inform you that we have verified your contract/inheritance payment file and discovered that the reason why you have not been able to receive your contract/inheritance payment after fulfilling all stipulated obligations and documentations is because you have been dealing with impostors and none staff of the CBN. To this end, all your efforts to secure the release of your fund failed. We therefore wish to advise that continuing with such illegal acts to claim your contract/inheritance funds will further frustrate and stop your payment claim.
We have received the express mandate and instructions of the President,Federal Republic of Nigeria: ALHAJI UMARU YAR ADUA GCFR together with the EFCC Nigeria, the Interpol and the FBI to commence the immediate release of your funds through our swift card payment center. Based on the Presidents directive, we have concluded arrangements for the release of your payment. The payment will be concluded through our card center which will send to you an ATM CARD that you will use to withdraw your contract/inheritance funds in any ATM MACHINE CENTER in the world with a maximum of $4000 to $5000 United States Dollars daily.However,Note that this method of payment will be granted if it is acceptable to you for the release of your contract/inheritance entitlement.
You are advised to get back to us with your full contact details to ?claim your fund.which is as stated below.
You are required to provide the following information:
1. Your full name.
2. Phone and fax number.
3. Address were you want the ATM Card to be sent.
4. Your age and current occupation
5. Attach copy of your identification.
So that i can forward it to the Director(CBN, IRD, and ATM) GOV CHARLES SOLUDO for further information on the release of your ATM Card.
The ATM CARD PAYMENT CENTER has been mandated to issue out $5.5000,000.00 (Five Million five hundred thousand, United States Dollars) only as part payment of your contract/inheritance entitlement for the 2008 fiscal year.
TAKE NOTICE:That you are warned to stop further communications with any other person(s) or office(s) different from the staff of the ATM Card payment center or GOV CHARLES SOLUDO? to avoid delays in receiving your contract/inheritance payment claims.
This measure is intended to stop the impostors you have erroneously been dealing with. You are to adhere strictly to our code of conduct,which is(ATM-13470) which you will have to indicate when contacting the card center,by using it as your subject.Finally, for further discussions,you are advised to email the Director CBN, IRD, ATM.
GOVERNOR CHARLES SOLUDO
As soon as you receive this message for further update.
And please let us know about any suspicious calls or emails you receive. We look for patterns so that we can alert the authorities and victims to new scams, before it is too late!