A Scam Email with the Subject "YOUR ATM VISA CARD PAYMENT ON-HOLD BY US CUSTOMS" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:59:00 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "U.S. Customs And Border Protection"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
U.S. Customs And Border Protection Office of Border Patrol Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, D.C.
Dear Beneficiary, RE:ATM CARD PAYMENT PACKAGE ONHOLD This message is from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol/ Monitoring Unit. I am pleased to inform you that your ATM Card worth Ten Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$10.5m) sent from Nigeria as part of your overdue payment/funds was returned to our office last week from Atlanta, Georgia where it was held due to one unavailable document. According to information reaching us, the ATM Card was returned due to your failure to pay the necessary charges required by the delivery company to enable it pass through the security agency. However, after due investigation was made, we noticed that your ATM Card was stopped and delay unnecessarily. Georgia office told us that your ATM Card has no INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY PERMIT, that was why you are told to pay sum amount of money which you did not pay. But after further investigation, it was very clear that your ATM Card has the INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY PERMIT (IDP) attached to it therefore you are no longer required to pay the money you were asked to pay. Now the only money you are required to pay is $95 only billed for CUSTOMS AND BORDER CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE to clear your file and receive your ATM Card devoid further hindrance. Note that they will process the NIGERIA CUSTOMS AND BORDER CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE and send it to us as soon as you send the money to them. Get back to me with your full name, preferred delivery address and direct/cell phone number then I will direct you where to send the $95 so that your ATM Card will be delivered to your preferred address without any delay. If you're still have interest in receiving your ATM Card, kindly get back to me. You can also contact me here ( email@example.com) Best Regards, Michael J. Fisher Chief of the Border Patrol