This email with the subject "RE : ATM MASTERCARD (ATM8212)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 28 Jul 2010 02:44:32 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "International Police Unit"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
RE : ATM MASTERCARD (ATM8212) GOOD DAY. I AM INSPECTOR ROBERT WAYNE THE HEAD OF THE INTERPOL ANTI SCAM/FRAUD UNIT. WE WISH TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR NAME WAS FORWARDED TO OUR OFFICE BY THE ORGANIZATION OF AFRICAN UNIT (OAU) AS ONE OF THE VICTIMS OF WEST AFRICAN SCAM AND WE HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATING TO KNOW EXACTLY WHY YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR FUNDS AS APPROVED BY THE FEDERAL MINISTRY. FORTUNATELY WE DISCOVERED THROUGH OUR INTELIGENCE MONITORING UNIT THAT SOME MAFIA IN BENIN REPUBLIC AND NIGERIA WANT TO DIVERT YOUR DUE PAYMENT FUNDS TO A FOREIGN ACCOUNT CLAIMING THAT YOU WERE DEAD SO THE INTERPOL ISSUED A WARRANT TO THE FEDERAL MINISTRY TO SUSPEND ALL TRANSFER ATTEMPTS UNTIL WE COMPLETE OUR INVESTIGATIONS SO THAT WE WILL PERSONALLY HANDLE AND MONITOR THE TRANSFER OURSELVES TO AVOID FURTHER SCAM ATTEMPTS. AFTER DUE CONSIDERATION OF THE AMOUNT INVOLVED TO ACERTAIN THE BEST WAY TO HAVE THE FUNDS RECEIVED BY YOU WITHOUT FURTHER PROBLEMS, THE INTERPOL RESOLVED THAT ALL UNPAID OUTSTANDING DEPTS PAYMENTS IN AFRICA AND EUROPE REGIONAL OFFICE WILL BE RELEASED THROUGH UNIVERSAL ATM MASTERCARD. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT YOUR TOTAL FUNDS HAS BEEN CREDITED INTO AN ATM MASTERCARD WHICH WILL ALLOW YOU DAILY WITHDRAWAL AT AN EXTENDED LIMIT OF $100,000 USD PER DAY DUE TO THE AMOUNT CREDITED. THIS MEANS THAT AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE YOUR ATM MASTERCARD FROM THE AFFILIATE ATM DISPATCH COMPANY (UNIVERSAL ATM COURIER COMPANY), YOU WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE YOUR FIRST WITHDRAWAL SUCCESSFULLY FROM ANY ATM MACHINE WORLDWIDE. CONTACT THE UNIVERSAL ATM COURIER COMPANY FOR YOUR 24 HOURS ATM MASTERCARD DELIVERY. CONTACT INFORMATION AND DETAILS OF ATM MASTERCARD ATM MASTERCARD NUMBER: 000368145592008212 PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: (1961) TOTAL AMOUNT CREDITED : US$8.5 MILLION DOLLARS. DAILY MAXIMUM WITHDRAWAL: US$100,000.00 USD DELIVERY CODE: ATM8212 CONTACT INFORMATION DISPATCH COMPANY: UNIVERSAL ATM COURIER COMPANY MANAGER: REV. EMMA SMITH EMAIL: email@example.com TEL: +229-66530208 I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS CLEAR FROM OUR INVESTIGATION THAT YOU ARE STILL COMMUNICATING WITH SOME BLACKLISTED SCAMMERS SO BE ADVISED THAT YOU QUIT ALL FURTHER COMMUNICATION WITH ANYONE REGARDING FUNDS TRANSFER AS THEY ARE ONLY EXTORTING MONEY FROM YOU AND WILL NEVER RENDER ANY POSITIVE RESULT. FORWARD ALL THEIR EMAIL CORRESPONDANCE WITH YOU SO THAT WE CAN BE ABLE TO MAKE ARRESTS TO KEEP THEM OFF THE INTERNET FOREVER. NOTE: ALL EMAIL AND TELEPHONE CORRESPONDANCE BETWEEN YOU AND REV. EMMA SMITH SHOULD BE KEPT HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL AND DO NOT GIVE OUT YOUR ATM PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER OUT TO AVOID BEING USED TO WITHDRAW YOUR FUNDS BY INTERNET HACKERS. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US IN THE CASE OF ANY PROBLEM OR SCAM RELATED CASE AS IT IS OUR DUTY TO PROTECT LIVES AND PROPERTIES OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC. YOURS FAITHFULLY, INSPECTOR ROBERT WAYNE. CHIEF INSPECTION OF INTERNET CRIMES AND FRAUD UNIT. Interpol is the world's largest international police organization, with 186 member countries. Created in 1923, it facilitates cross-border police co-operation, and supports and assists all organizations, authorities and services whose mission is to prevent or combat international crime. Interpol aims to facilitate international police co-operation even where diplomatic relations do not exist between particular countries. Action is taken within the limits of existing laws in different countries and in the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Interpol's constitution prohibits 'any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.' Interpol's Leadership The President of Interpol and the Secretary General work closely together in providing strong leadership and direction to the Organization.