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Tony Raymond
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THIS IS TO OFFICIALLY INFORM YOU THAT WE HAVE VERIFIED YOUR INHERITANCE FILE AND FOUND OUT THAT WHY YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR PAYMENT IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT FULFILLED THE OBLIGATIONS GIVEN TO YOU ... ....WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT YOU ARE STILL DEALING WITH THE NONE OFFICIALS...TO ADVISE YOU THAT SUCH AN ILLEGAL ACT LIKE THESE HAVE TO STOP IF YOU WISH TO RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT SINCE WE HAVE DECIDED TO BRING A SOLUTION TO YOUR PROBLEM.
atmfundsdept@hotmail.com

Have you received an email from "Tony Raymond", claiming  "THIS IS TO OFFICIALLY INFORM YOU THAT WE HAVE VERIFIED YOUR INHERITANCE FILE AND FOUND OUT THAT WHY YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR PAYMENT IS BECAUSE .." and Nigeria owes you money from a "contract/inheritance payment file", whatever that may be, and he will send you the money on an ATM card, if you contact "atmfundsdept@hotmail.com"?  And then they go on to threaten you that you must stop "illegal actions". "Tony Raymond" is a highly educated and highly ranking lawyer or government official who apparently can't spell (not even his own name, look at the bottom of the letter)and feels the odd need to randomly capitalize some WORDS (like that). If this doesn't immediately strike you as a scam, then allow us to point out the inconsistencies and how the scam works.

It's a mystery who the dead guy is or why he named you as a beneficiary or what the "contract" was, but you better reply pretty quickly or risk losing millions from the "contract/inheritance payment file".  Also notice that the "lawyer" is writing to you from a free email account (Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.); in fact, they typically use more than one different free email accounts.

Of course, even if what is presented in the email were true; you would be committing several felonies, including fraud.

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


Scam email from "Tony Raymond":

OFFICE OF THE SENATE HOUSE

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT

(RESOLUTION PANEL ON CONTRACT PAYMENT)

IKOYI-LAGOS NIGERIA

Our Ref: FGN /SNT/STB

Your Ref.

THIS IS TO OFFICIALLY INFORM YOU THAT WE HAVE VERIFIED YOUR INHERITANCE FILE AND FOUND OUT THAT WHY YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR PAYMENT IS BECAUSE YOU  HAVE NOT FULFILLED THE OBLIGATIONS GIVEN TO YOU IN RESPECT OF YOUR  CONTRACT/INHERITANCE PAYMENT.

SECONDLY WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT YOU ARE STILL DEALING WITH THE NONE OFFICIALS IN THE BANK YOUR ENTIRE ATTEMPT TO SECURE THE RELEASE OF THE  FUND TO YOU. WE WISH TO ADVISE YOU THAT SUCH AN ILLEGAL ACT LIKE THESE HAVE TO  STOP IF YOU WISH TO RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT SINCE WE HAVE DECIDED TO BRING A  SOLUTION TO YOUR PROBLEM. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE ARRANGED YOUR PAYMENT THROUGH OUR SWIFT  CARD PAYMENT CENTER ASIA PACIFIC THAT IS THE LATEST INSTRUCTION FROM MR. PRESIDENT, UMARU YAR'ADUA (GCFR) FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AND FBI.

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  FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS PER DAY, SO IF YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE YOUR FUND THIS WAY PLEASE LET US KNOW BY CONTACTING THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUNDS DEPARTMENT CARD PAYMENT CENTER.

MR TONY RAYMOND

EMAIL ADDRESS; atmfundsdept@hotmail.com

PHONENUMBER; +2348037212474, +2347055681244

AND ALSO SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

1. YOUR FULL NAME

2. PHONE AND FAX NUMBER

3. ADDRESS WERE YOU WANT THEM TO SEND THE ATM CARD 4. YOUR AGE AND CURRENT OCCUPATION

THE ATM CARD PAYMENT CENTER HAS BEEN MANDATED TO ISSUE OUT {USD 6.8 MILLION} AS PART PAYMENT FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR 2006. ALSO FOR YOUR INFORMATION,YOU HAVE TO STOP ANY FURTHER COMMUNICATION WITH ANY OTHER PERSON(S) OR OFFICE(S) TO AVOIDANY HITCHES IN RECEIVING YOUR PAYMENT.

FOR ORAL DISCUSSION, EMAIL ME BACK AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE THIS  

IMPORTANT MESSAGE OR FURTHER DIRECTION AND ALSO UPDATE ME ON ANY DEVELOPMENT FROM THE  ABOVE-MENTIONED OFFICE. NOTE THAT BECAUSE OF IMPOSTORS, WE HEREBY  ISSUED YOU OURCODE OF CONDUCT, WHICH IS

(ATM-822) SO YOU HAVE TO INDICATE THIS CODE WHEN ONTACTING THE CARD CENTER BY USING IT AS YOUR SUBJECT 

KINDEST REGARDS,

MR.TONY RYMOND

SENATE PRESIDENT.

 



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