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Scam ATM Card Payment Money Transfers
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John Walter, CENTRAL BANK OF AFRICA (BOA), FEDEX DELIVERY SERVICES
I have deposited your ATM MASTER CARD of USD $800,000,00 United state dollars to the FedEx Delivery services here in West Africa, due to I have waited enough to hear from you so that your funds  will be transferred through CENTRAL BANK OF AFRICA (BOA) here, but because of the late response I now decide to...
Mr.DANNY COLE

Have you received an email from "John Walter", claiming 

"I have deposited your ATM MASTER CARD of USD $800,000,00 United state dollars to the FedEx Delivery services here in West Africa, due to I have waited enough to hear from you so that your funds  will be transferred through CENTRAL BANK OF AFRICA (BOA) here, but because of the late response I now decide to..."

and they owe you money from a "contract/inheritance payment file" or a pyament to "Scam victims" or some other nonsense, and he will send you the money on an ATM card, if you contact "Mr.DANNY COLE"?  "John Walter" 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 John Walter 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.

If you would like a step by step explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here!


Scam email from "John Walter":

Dear Friend,

Good day,

I just want to inform you that I have deposited your
ATM MASTER CARD of USD $800,000,00 United state
dollars to the FedEx Delivery services here in West
Africa, due to I have waited enough to hear from you
so that your funds  will be transferred through
CENTRAL BANK OF AFRICA (BOA) here, but because of
the late response I now decide to deposit the ATM
MASTER CARD with the FEDEX DELIVERY SERVICES with
your previous information as you listed it that
time.

I have paid to them their delivery charges &
insurance coverage fee, the only fee to be paid
again is their security safe keeping fee of $191
dollars only.I would have paid that but they said no
because they don't know when you will contact them
and in case of demurrage.

I will be traveling to IRAQ to see my boss and I
will not come back till next four months, therefore
I will advise you to contact the FEDEX SHIPMENT
officer with his contact information as listed below
for the avoidance of increase of their security safe
keeping fee.

Note that I packaged the ATM MASTER CARD inside a
magazine where nobody will notice the content, I
also told the shipment officer Mr.Anthony Williams,
that it is ordinary African magazine I want to
deliver to my friend abroad to avoid further delay
unless you delay to send their security safe keeping
fee.

Below is the shipment officer contact information
including his email  address with the parcel
reference number, note that without you indicating
your parcel number as listed below the FedEx
delivery services will not listen to you they will
be imagining if you want to steal another persons
parcel.

Attention: Mr.DANNY COLE Shipment Officer Of
FedEx delivery  services Nigeria.
E-mail: fede.courier.01@live.com
>
Tel: +234 807 071 5304
Shipment Code: CPEL/OWN/9876
Parcel Number: EG2272-NIG

Also below is the information they need to deliver
the ATM MASTER CARD in form of African Magazine to
your address, this is to avoid wrong delivery as I
already gave them your delivery address but you have
to re-confirm it to them
ok.

Full name......................
Home address............
Country....................
Telephone...............

Please make sure the information is complete as they
promised that once they receive their security safe
keeping fee within 2 to 3 working days the magazine
will arrived your door step according to the
shipment officer.

Once again, the FedEx delivery services do not know
the content of the parcel, I registered it as an
African magazine they don't know it contains ATM
MASTER CARD inside, this is to avoid them delaying
the delivery and besides I don't want you to lose
your inheritance funds.

Your ATM MASTER CARD withdrawing access pin code
number is (1148) take  note, once you receive the
card you take it to any cash point around your
area, slot it in and enter the pin code for
withdrawal, the amount you are to  withdrew per day
is USD$20,000.00. (Twenty thousand United State
dollars) each day.

Also ask them on how you are to make the payment
for the security fee to them so  they can effect
immediate delivery on your parcel.

Remain blessed and enjoy your funds.

Thanks.
Mr. John Walter



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