Hello, I am Miss Young. I received the following email. It is a socalled
"Advance Fee Fraud" letter, where I am promised millions for
my assistance. These stories are all lies, and if I respond, sooner
or later I will be asked to pay a fee. If I pay, another fee will quickly
come up, and it will continue that way until I give up or run out of
money. I will never see the millions, because they never existed.
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> Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 08:45:12 -0800
> Subject: FROM REGULAR MAIL POST OFFICE BENIN REPUBLIC
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> ATTN;DEAR GREETINGS.
> FROM REGULAR MAIL POST OFFICE BENIN REPUBLIC.DATE:14th/02/2014. THIS
> IS TO INFORM YOU THAT THERE IS A ATM CARD IN THIS OFFICE DEPOSITED BY
> A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION BODY ON THE 10th /12/ 2013.
> YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS WAS ATTACHED TO IT AND IS TO BE POSTED TO YOU.WE
> HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU TO CONTACT US FOR YOUR CONFORMABLE ATM CARD
> WHICH CONTAINS THE SUM OF $8.3MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS AND SOME
> VITAL DOCUMENTS. SO KINDLY GET BACK TO THIS OFFICE(REGULAR MAIL POST
> OFFICE BENIN REPUBLIC) TO AVOID FRAUDULENT ISSUES CONCERNING IN THIS
> CONTACT MR.James Iyke
> TEL/ +229 -97-567-325,
> YOU ARE TO CONFIRM AND PROVIDE TO US YOUR POSTAL ADDRESS BELOW.
> YOUR FULL NAME. . . . .
> YOUR COUNTRY. . . . . .
> YOUR POSTAL ADDRESS. . .
> YOUR DIRECT PHONE. . . .
> NOTE: THAT YO U ARE TO PAY FOR THE DUTY STAMP FEE OF $95 USD.YOU ARE
> ADVISE TO SEND THE DUTY STAMP FEE THROUGH WESTERN UNION OR MONEY GRAM
> TO THE POST OFFICE WITH THE MANAGER'S NAME BELOW AND FORWARD THE
> PAYMENT INFORMATION TO THE POST OFFICE EMAIL:(email@example.com)
> FOR IMMEDIATE STAMP OF YOUR ATM CARD.
> Receiver Name. . . MR.JOHN OBI
> Country. . .Benin Du Republic
> City. . Cotonou
> Question. . To Who
> Answer. . .Robert
> AMOUNT. . .$95 USD
> NOTE: THAT EVERY CLAIMS HAS AN EXPIRING PERIOD OF FOURTEEN WORKING
> DAYS (7DAYS) SO YOU HAVE DO THAT VERY URGENTLY TO AVOID EXPIRATION.
> Your Best Regard
Subject: Re:RE: FROM REGULAR MAIL POST OFFICE BENIN REPUBLIC
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2014 04:20:47 +0800
HERE IS THE DETAILS YOU CAN USE TO PAY THE MONEY. SENDER NAME IS JOHN OBI, COUNTRY BENIN DU REPUBLIC
FOR IMMEDIATE STAMP OF YOUR ATM CARD.
Receiver Name. . . MR.JOHN OBI
Country. . .Benin Du Republic
City. . Cotonou
Question. . To Who
Answer. . .Robert
AMOUNT. . .$95 USD
NOTE: THAT EVERY CLAIMS HAS AN EXPIRING PERIOD OF FOURTEEN WORKING
DAYS (7DAYS) SO YOU HAVE DO THAT VERY URGENTLY TO AVOID EXPIRATION.
Your Best Regard
TEL / +229 -97-567-325,
> Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:31:09 -0800
> Subject: U.S TREASURY DEPARTMENT'S OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> U.S Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control
> (OFAC)U.S Treasury Department's
> 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
> Washington, DC 20220
> Attn Beneficiary;
> This email is to notify you about the release of your outstanding
> payment which is truly $15.500.000.00 USD.
> The New Prime Minister ( UK) scheduled a time frame to settle all
> foreign debts which includes Contract/Inheritance/ Gambling/
> Lottery(Sponsored by Microsoft and National Lottery) and other
> international loans.News had it that over the past,numerous individual
> (s) who happen to be impostors (claiming to be individuals, banks and
> organizations) are claiming to release numerous sums of fund via
> numerous ways.
> With the help of the (OFAC)U.S Treasury Department's and with the FBI
> we have noticed that people have being asked to pay outrageous amount
> of money by these impostors for the transfer of their funds to them.
> We want you to stop all communication that has to do with these
> fraudsters who have been requesting unreasonable sums of money from
> you to release your funds which they do not have access to.
> We have received a mandate and instructions from the (OFAC)U.S
> Treasury Department's to commence the immediate release of your funds
> through one of the following payment options stated below depending on
> your choice:
> 1. Payment via Automatic Teller Machine (ATM card): This is where you
> will be sent an Automatic Teller Machine card with Pin also known as
> ATM card (A Master Card would be issued). Upon receipt of your custom
> ATM card you will be allowed to withdraw $10,000 per day by default
> and you are given the option to transfer funds from your ATM card to
> your bank account.
> 2. Certified Cashiers Check or Bank Draft: In this case you will be
> sent a certified bank draft or check signed in your favor which you
> will deposit in any bank for it to be cleared within 3 to 5 working
> days at most depending on your bank.
> 3. Online Banking ( Bank To Bank Transfer) to enable you process this
> operation, $250 Dollars is Required for opening for an online banking
> operation, that will enable you get access to your account Online.
> Below are few list of tracking numbers you can track from FedEx and
> UPS website to confirm people like you whom have successfully received
> their payment safely.
> Name : Mrs. Jeannie Michael: FedEx Tracking Number: 794588016471
> Name : Mrs. Vista Rayne Arnold: FedEx Tracking Number: 796925954101
> You are advised to select one out of the three options on how you wish
> to receive your $15.500.000.00 USD,
> Your Online Banking Access or ATM card or Check/Bank Draft will be
> shipped via Courier Shipping Company and would get to you within 2
> working days at most.
> For international shipping as stated by our company We had to sign
> contract with Courier for bulk shipping which makes the fees reduce
> from the actual $220.99 to $80.99 nothing more and no hidden fees of
> any sort.
> You are advised to contact the Department's Officer responsible for
> the shipping of your Check or ATM card with the following information
> for shipping of your payment Check or ATM card.
> Department's Officer: Mrs.Barbara Carroll
> Email: email@example.com
> And provide her with the following information:
> Your full Name. . . . . . . .
> Your Address:. . . . . . . .
> Occupation:. . . . . . . .
> Home/Cell Phone:. . . . . . . . .
> Age. . . . . . . . . . . .
> The Department's Officer Barbara Carroll will provide you with
> instructions on how you are to make payment of the $80.99 only for the
> shipping of your ATM card or Cashiers Check.
> You are to adhere strictly to the instructions above to wire the fee.
> Receiver name= = = = JOHN OBI
> Country = = = = = = Benin Republic
> City= = = = = = = =Cotonou
> Test Question= = = = =when
> Ans = = = = = = = =today
> Amount= = = = = = = $80.99 only
> Mtcn= = = = = =
> Sender's name= = = = = =
> Sender's address= = = = = =
> Remember that you are not paying any fees extra no matter what. Once
> again note that the actual Courier Retail Price: $220.99 Your Price
> (Because of our contract signed): is now $80.99 ( $140.00 Savings!).
> Cecelia M Lum
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