A Scam Email with the Subject "Dear Beneficiary, Your Visa Card Is Now Ready" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 13 Mar 2010 18:59:05 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Bank Of Africa <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Beneficiary Having reviewed all the obstacles and problems surrounding the transfer of your (($2.7 Million) Two Million Seven Hundred and United States Dollars and your inability to meet up with some charges levied against you due to the past transfer options,we the Board of Directors, Bank Of Africa (BOA) have ordered our Foreign Payment Remittance Unit to issue you a VISA CARD where your payment will be uploaded. Today, we got the notice that your Payment has been uploaded into this VISA CARD and also have registered it with Sky Courier And Delivery Company. For your information, the delivery charges have been paid and they are supposed to have shipped your packaged (ATM CARD) but they insisted that you must re-confirm to them your current delivery address to ensure accurate Delivery. MOST IMPORTANTLY: Due to the content of the package, Sky courier mandated that before your package will be shipped, a Stamp Duty MUST be proccured according to the New Shipping Creed on all packages leaving Africa .The essence of such Document is to ensure a hitch-free delivery and the amount of the Stamp Duty Fee is $121 . When this is done, Sky Courier will issue you with the tracking numbers for your package before the shipping commences . Therefore reconfirm your current delivery address. Do not forget that this $121 is all that you should send to them, the rest of the fees have been paid. Finally, for security reasons, and considering the huge amount the ATM Card contains, the package was coded thus, Registraion Ref: Skyex/atm/100. This is the code number that you will send to the courier company while contacting them, and the courier company is not aware what the content of the package is. We told them that it contained some very vital official documents being sent to an offshore staff.Do not reveal the content of the package to the courier company or any body for security purposes. The information of the courier company is here-by given below, 1. Your full name: 2. Your physical address 3. Your house phone: 4. Your cellphone: Sky Courier And Delivery Company Email:( firstname.lastname@example.org ) Please hurry now as your package might incurr demurrage if it stays more than 3 days with Sky-Express You can contact me through this Email, Thanks, Dr. Paul Williams ATM Department Manager Bank Of Africa