Scam Emails Archive : Generic


From: Arthur Luna <>

This email with the subject "Fw: RE- IRREVOCABLE PAYMENT APPROVAL VIA WIRE TRANSFER" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 30 Apr 2009 18:27:56 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was Arthur Luna <>, although it may have been spoofed.

--- On Thu, 4/23/09, MENSAH <> wrote:
From: MENSAH <>
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2009, 4:24 PM

External Review Committee on Debt
Intercontinental Bank Plc
Attention Beneficiary:
We wish to inform you that you have been scheduled to be paid $2,500.000.00 ($2.5m) through our Automated Teller Machine Card (ATM Card) which will only require you to proceed to any ATM Cash Point in your city to withdraw the sum of $700 per day till the payment is completed.
This development is as a result of a just concluded yearly program where 5 individuals get cash benefits from our bank. These 5 beneficiaries are selected randomly through personal websites, account holders etc. Being an international bank, we endeavor to make this opportunity available to everyone, no matter the location.
We use courier service company for all our international shipments, and to enable this take place you are required to pay the sum of $450 shipping fees. These are Special Courier  charges and not for the bank, we only help to receive these funds on their behalf and will immediately authorize the courier company to ship your ATM card once payments are confirmed.
We are sorry as we cannot deduct from your funds to pay for the
Shipping/Transfer charges. This is in accordance with section 13(1-2) of the new payment policy Act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3rd July 2004 by the external review committee on debt. This is to protect our clients and to avoid misappropriation of funds by officials.
Furthermore you are advised to contact me ASAP for the issuance of your ATM card and my e-mail address is, When you contact me, kindly provide the below informations:
1.      Full Name (As Stated in your ID)
2.      Contact Address (Where your ATM card will be shipped to)
3.      Valid telephone number
This information will be used to process your card before it's issued out to you. I will like to know if you still want me to proceed. I humbly await your instructions.
Mrs. Vivian Mensah
ATM Issuing Department
Intercontinental Bank Plc