Scam Emails Archive : Generic


From: "Mr. Alexander Bruce" <>

This email with the subject "ATTENTION MY DEAR FRIEND" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 02 Mar 2010 14:22:20 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "Mr. Alexander Bruce" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Customs and Border Protection
24735 E. 75th Ave.,
Suite 100. Denver, CO 80249.
Des Moines, Iowa. U.S.

This is to notify you that we have intercepted your parcel from Africa that UPS is making the delivery and we have stopped the delivery process for some security reasons stated below:

1.  Our scanning system has detected that your parcel contains a confirmable ATM CARD to the tune of $1,500,000.00 USD.

2.  Such ATM CARD coming from Africa is been verified by the POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE which we have directed our inspection team to proceed with the verification to ascertain the authenticity of the ATM CARD and now after all the verification on the Parcel/ATM CARD, having contacted the issuing institution who made it known to our office that the ATM CARD is a Genuine one and Not ILLEGALLY ACQUIRED.

But now we could not found any Legal Document most especially, AFFIDAVIT OF OWNERSHIP, and According to the Law of United Nations on page 145, Section C, Subsection (111) on TRANSPORTATION OF FUNDS. It is necessary that the beneficiary of the above item must have a Duly Affidavit of Ownership which must come from the Country of the Fund's Orign.

You should therefore contact the sender Mr. John Benald of Oceanic Bank International Plc to get the Affidavit Of Ownership for you while we wait to receive from you the Affidavit File Number to enable us to forward your ATM CARD to your address.

His Contact information are as follows;
Name: John Benald
Tel: +229 9760 1390

We apologise for any inconvinence that this might cause to you and urge that you take a quick actions towards this issue.

Yours Sincerly,
Mr. Alexander Bruce
Auditor, CBP