A Scam Email with the Subject "PAYMENT BY SWIFT CREDIT CARD SYSTEM." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 18 Feb 2007 08:54:21 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Dr. Fred James" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear beneficiary, PAYMENT BY SWIFT CREDIT CARD SYSTEM Firstly, no apologies can be enough to be rendered to you for the long delay in the release and transfer of your over due claim fund from Africa to you. But on behalf of everyone that has been involved in the procedures of making the transfer of the fund to you, I render an apology for the long delay and the obstacles met. This time, you will get your money with the accrued interest. Going by series of petitions received from International bodies on the way your inheritance fund was handled by our correspondent offices in and out of Africa, and after extensive close door meeting with Board of Directors in our African collective Banks, other Stake holders in the Government, Subcommittees of the House of Assembly and the House of Rep, all of the African Banks and States, it was resolved and agreed upon, that your Claim Fund of US$10.8M (Ten million, Eight Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only) would be released to you on a special method of payment, known as "SWIFT CREDIT CARD PAYMENT SYSTEM". This time, your money comes to you, with the accrued interest. The West African Financial Monitoring Unit has declared and handed over the payment responsibilities to us for fairness in payment and openess. This method of payment is designed by the Government to avert fraud perpetration or any further stoppages of your fund by some or any agencies, either through Anti-Terrorist Certificates or other Certificates that might have been mentioned. This Swift Credit Card would be issued to you upon meeting with the Bank Requirements. This office, under my leadership has been mandated to take charge of the issuance of the SWIFT CREDIT CARD to you, and that your inheritance payment file should be passed to my desk for clarification. I will do my best to make the issuance of the card to you to be very swift and fast upon the certification that your file is okay. This office would direct you on how to receive your over due claim fund via SWIFT CREDIT CARD. The SWIFT CREDIT CARD would be delivered to you via Courier services delivery. In the light of this aforementioned, you are required to furnish this office with the following information. Your full Names:............................. Your Address:.................................. Your Median Name: ...................... Your Next of Kin Name:................. Your Date of Birth:.......................... Your telephone Number ............... Your fax Number............................. These information would be used in opening of an account here as all foriegn funds were deposited in a suspense account. It is from here that the ATM would be used in issuance of The SWIFT CREDITS CARD in your favour with the Credit card Number and all your information inserted into the card. Upon completion of this issuance of the Credit Card, it would be sent to you via Courier to your residential or current contact address. Urgently furnish this office with your Contact information in order to reconfirm if it is in line with the one contained in our payment data. Be informed that your fund has been called back compulsorily to our custody and it is "NO" longer in any foreign Banks or off shore contact Banks of any sort and it is now in a suspense account here like I said. So please do not be deceived by any body making such promises of any sort by any person or persons of offshore contact payment from any payment centres outside of our Country Nigeria. But your payment will be made to you from here in Nigeria. Kindly accept an apology once again for the delayed mode of payment earlier than this. Direct all responses to firstname.lastname@example.org Yours faithfully, Dr. Fred James, Foreign Fund Release Committee, Federal Ministry of Finance, Nigeria. Tel: +234018969906 Email: email@example.com