A Scam Email with the Subject "CONTACT MR. JOHN MATTHEW WILLIAMS FOR YOUR ATM CARD." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 14 Apr 2010 23:40:16 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "DR. JAMES C. EDWARD" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attention: Honorable Beneficiary,
IRREVOCABLE PAYMENT ORDER VIA ATM CARD
We have actually been authorized by the newly appointed united nation secretary general, and the governing body of the UNITED NATIONS monetary unit, to investigate the unnecessary delay on your payment, recommended and approved in your favor. During the course of our investigation, we discovered with dismay that your payment has been unnecessarily Delayed by corrupt officials of the Bank who are Trying to divert your funds into their private accounts.
To forestall this, security for your funds was organized in the form of your personal Identification number (PIN) ATM CARD and this will enable only you to have direct Control over your funds in the ATM CARD. We will monitor this payment ourselves to avoid the hopeless situation created by the Officials of the bank. An irrevocable payment guarantee has been issued from the Office of the Presidency on your Payment. However, we are happy to inform you that based on our recommendation/instructions, your complete contract/inheritance funds has bee credited in your favor through ATM CARD. You are therefore advice to contact: MR. JOHN MATTHEW WILLIAMS,
Director ATM Payment Department, Ecobank Benin
Direct Telephone lines: +229-99 533-782
EMAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com
Contact him now for the delivery of your ATM card. As soon as you establish a contact with him, an ATM card will be issued to you immediately that you can use to withdraw your funds in any ATM machine in any part of the world, but the maximum is usd$7,000.00 per day. So if you like to receive your funds through this means you're advised to contact the ATM card payment center with the following information as stated below:
1. PHONES AND FAX NUMBER,
2. ADDRESS WERE YOU WANT THEM TO SEND YOUR ATM CARD
TO (P.O BOX NOT ACCEPTABLE)
3. YOUR AGE AND CURRENT OCCUPATION
5. YOUR FULL NAME.
NOTE: YOU ARE ADVICED TO FURNISH MR. JOHN MATTHEW WILLAIMS WITH YOUR CORRECT AND VALID DETAILS. ALSO BE INFORMED THAT THE AMOUNT WHICH WAS CREDITED INTO YOUR ATM CARD USD$2,500,000.00 ONLY.
We expect your urgent response to this email to enable us monitor this payment effectively thereby making contact with MR. JOHN MATTHEW WILLIAMS as directed to avoid further delay.
DR. JAMES C. EDWARD