This email with the subject "YOUR VISA ATM CARD IS READY!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 24 Oct 2008 04:04:13 -0400 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "SECURED VISA CARD DEPARTMENT" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
UNION BANK PLC. RC: 24387 INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE & FOREIGN OPERATIONS UNION P.M.B. 12040, LAGOS Swift Address: UBBINGLAXXX TEL : +234-1213-7687 from the desk of : Mr. Richard Edwards... PMG U.B.B PLC. Our Ref: …GTB/5232……… Your Ref:………Date: 2nd of Oct., 2008 OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS INTERNATIONAL CREDIT SETTLEMENT,ATM PAYMENT DEPARTMENT (UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC) UNION BANK OF NIGERIA . DATE: 2ND/10/2008 VERY URGENT ATTENTION!!! DEAR: BENEFICIARY, This is to officially notify you that we the international credit settlement branch of Union Bank of Nigeria has verified your contract/inheritance file and found out that the reasons why you have not received your part payment of $16 million is because you have not fulfilled the obligations given to you in respect of your contract/inheritance payment. Secondly we have been informed that for you not to deal with the non officials in the bank and your entire attempt to secure the release of your fund to you will be in vain. So we wish to advise you that such illegal acts 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. ALAHJI UMARU MUSA YAR'ADUA (GCFR) FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA . AND EFCC CHAIRMAN MALLAM NUHU RIBADU, which will not involve any fraudulent act or money laundering and because the CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA is running for the yearly payment that’s why the order is given,As well as the INTERPOL and FBI in conjunction with HOMELAND SECURITY so you have absolutely nothing to be afraid of and due the previous scam and fraud act from impostors in our country we have mapped out that this card is sent to your personal address. 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 twenty thousand dollars per day, so if you like to receive your fund this way please let us know by contacting the card payment center officer Dr Richard Robertson on hispersonal mail Email address: email@example.com Telephone/fax line: +234-705-631-4157 And also send the following information: 1. Your full name 2. Phone and fax number 3. Addresses were you want them to send the atm card 4. Your age and current occupation 5. Attach copy of your identification The ATM CARD PAYMENT CENTER has been mandated to issue out $6,000,000.00 as part payment for this fiscal year 2007/2008 payment year. Also for your information, you have to stop any further communication with any other person(s) or office(s) to avoid any hitches in receiving your Payment. For oral discussion, call and email me back as soon as you receive this important message for further direction and also update me on any development from the above-mentioned office. Note that because of impostors, we hereby issued you our code of conduct, which is (ATM-822) so you have to indicate this code when contacting the card center by using it as your subject. Regards, Dr. Richard Edwards Director Atm Payment Department (CBN)