A Scam Email with the Subject "NOTIFICATION OF PAYMENT BY ATM CARD" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 16 May 2010 21:51:31 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "HSBC Bank China"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Guangzhou Building Sub-branch (Premier Services) Shops 105-108, HSBC Guangzhou Building No.148-9 Dong Feng Xi Lu Guangzhou 510170 People's Republic of China E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 24 hour in-branch ATM service Ref: HSBC/PRC/03826/10 Date: May 4, 2010 Ref#: Letter of confirmation DEAR SIR /MADAM NOTIFICATION OF PAYMENT BY ATM CARD In acknowledgement of the payment instructional advice, receive yesterday from the Government of the Republic of Ghana and in conjunctions with WEST AFRICA MONETARY INSTITUTION, WORLD BANK AND ECOWAS STATES through the Bank of Ghana. We wish to bring to your notice that your contract payment/inheritance Fund with the Government of the Republic of Ghana and ECOWAS STATES (Senegal, Ivory Coast, Benin Republic, Cameroon, Nigeria, Gambia, Mali, South Africa ETC, is in our custody as her international Bank of settlement for immediate payment through prepaid ATM CARD prepared from our bank as stated in the transfer instruction received from the Bank of Ghana and ECOWAS Bank. In respect of the above subject, you are thereby urgently requested to contact MR CHARLES LEE the HSBC ACCOUNTANT OFFICER and forward the name and your mailing house/office addres you want your ATM Card to be prepared on. This is in line with the remittance act guiding every international remittance that is undertaken by this HSBC Bank. NOTE: The HSBC Bank will not entertain any interference henceforth from any person or group of people as the HSBC Bank have taken full responsibility of your remittance. The HSBC bank also supervises Federal licensed branches and agencies of foreign banks. The HSBC bank shall not be held liable for non-receipt of your payment in your bank account if you fail to adhere. The HSBC Bank does not entertain any telephone conversation from beneficiaries this has been our rules and regulation when we are dealing with huge amount usually above one million us$1,000,000.00 because of our poor English and understanding as some of our customers has; lost their money through telephone as we want to have record of all event of this transaction by E-mail. Get back to us for more details on how you will receive your ATM CARD. Thanks in advance for your cooperation MR. CHARLES LEE ACCOUNT OFFICER (No.: 1840) HSBC Bank China