A Scam Email with the Subject "Treat with utmost urgency and return back to us immediately***" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 28 Jun 2015 01:15:00 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr. Dave Bernards"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello dear, Ref: Deposit Number: 94644n99 Custodial Safekeeping Receipt: GBS 38 633 083 7IE. This mail being sent to you for the umpteenth time is about the payment/transfer mandate instruction we received from the Central bank to process and release the total sum of US$2.875, 000.00 (TWO MILLION, EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS) ONLY in your favour as the end recipient. In line with the transaction process and considering the intense and frustrating nature of contract/inheritance payment policies after the 9/11 terrorist attack in USA, and having tried to pay you by bank to bank wire transfer and it failed, Following the meeting held today, my office have being directed to guide you on the two best international way to move large funds from one country to the other without questioning. To help you, we have suggest to you the two best international method of payment below to receive your fund without any hitch. 1. PAYMENT BY ATM CARD PAYMENT METHOD: The above implies that we are going to issue you an ATM Card with your full total amount US$2.875, 000.00 loaded in it and dispatch to your home address by DHL CURRIER SERVICE OR FEDEX within 72 bank working hrs to enable you make withdrawals from your ATM Card without questioning. This payment system does not waste time. It is quicker, faster and easier. But it is important we let you know the maximum withdrawal value of the ATM Card that we are going to issue you is $5,000.00/Ј5,000.00 only permitted on withdrawal per day and as our bank is duly inter-switched with banks all over the world, you can make withdrawals at any CARD CASH CENTRE of your choice in the world 24hrs, 7 days of the week without hitch. NOTE: that you the beneficiary will bear the cost of your ATM Card shipment to your country home address because there is no way the shipping cost can be deducted from the fund as this is in line with the binder provision. 2. BY OFFSHORE PAYMENT SYSTEM: This means that you shall travel to one of our offshore banks in Europe near you to receive your money without any more fuss. NOTE that you are not required to travel with any fees or any clearance documents. You only need to travel with a copy of this letter mail and your account details where you would want the fund transferred into. Having lectured you know brief on the above 2 options, there is no much time to waste as we want to conclude on this payment matter without more delay. Therefore, treat with utmost urgency and get back to us immediately with your preferred receiving choice to enable us move into action. We wait your quick confirmation, and rest assured of our professional service. Regards, Mr. Dave Bernards, Director, Credit/Remittance Dept Director, Credit/Remittance Dept, United Bank For Africa - CI, Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire Tel: +225-5454-9020.