This email with the subject "DEAR ESTEEMED CUSTOMER" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 20 Feb 2010 06:08:18 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Dennis Kucinich" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Esteemed Customer, PLEASE CONFIRM/ AUTHORIZE YOUR CONSENT TO THIS ORDER/ REQUEST I am writing to notify you of an order/request we have received inrespect to your payment which the HSBC was directed by the UK InternalRevenue Service (IRS) to upload in an ATM card in your name. The HSBC believes that something has gone wrong somewhere and has decided to seek your consent and confirmation.The HSBC was contracted by the Ministry of Finance here to upload your payment in an HSBC ATM card which we have concluded and also informed them to enable us make delivery of the cards to the respective beneficiaries. But rather than asking us to release the uploaded ATM cards, we have received a request from an Attorney to substitute your name with one Mr. Vijay Singh Kumar whose data shows is an Indian resident here in London. The HSBC has suspected this order/ request to be a deliberate attempt todivert your funds, and may not be originating from you. The board of Directors therefore concluded that you be informed ofthis development to be sure that you hav actually given the consent to this attorney who claims to be representing you. The HSBC is concerned because you ought to have given legal authorization to such important instruction, if it originated from you. We have also sent a report to the Ministry of Finance regarding the issue and we are waiting for their response. We suspect that this is coming from some corrupt officials from your country who are working with inside information to divert your fund. Your ATM card is already due for release by us and the first Batch of your fund release is through our SWIFT CARD known as Automated Teller Machine (ATM card) payment, which you can withdraw from any ATM machine in your location using the card that is to be sent to you. We have already received the International Monetary Fund (IMF) clearance for the delivery of your card to you. Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you a scan copy of your ATM card.Please note that your urgent attention is needed in response to this issue to enable us proceed with the delivery of the card and you are therefore requested to reconfirm your delivery address and telephone number immediately. Your ATM card would be delivered to you while the PIN code number will be given to you through telephone immediately you receive the ATM card. Please call the HSBC Bank immediately on the telephone number below for clearer explanation and clarification. Awaiting your response. Yours truly, Mr. Dennis J. Kucinich, Credit Dept (HSBC London)