I was looking sadly at my bank account at the ATM machine the other day, it was almost empty… sigh…
Then I received this email,
are very pleased to inform you that (ATM Card Number 4278763100030014),
it has been credited in your favour, your personal Identification
Number is 822. The ATM Card value is $1 MILLION USD….”
Wow, God answered my call!
*Slap* Nay, this is just a scammer trying to rip you off. He will ask you for money, and send you an empty card.
One reason why we published these mails here is to tell the world that the names stated in such mails are unlikely to be the real names. Do not search the internet for these names, those are the real people. These scammers simply take the names from LinkedIn, Forums, etc and use it in the scam. Do not link these scams to the names below, the real person(s) is innocent most of the time. Scammers normally don’t use their real names (unless they do).
> Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 12:12:22 -0400
> From: email@example.com
> Subject: ATM CARD CREDITED IN YOUR FAVOUR!
> We are very pleased to inform you that (ATM Card Number
> 4278763100030014), it has been credited in your favour, your personal
> Identification Number is 822. The ATM Card value is $1 MILLION USD.
> Kindly note that this is legit and any act like this is very appreciated and
> will be well honoured,You are strongly adviced to contact Mr Moris
> with this details below: Name :
> Mr Moris William
> E MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Note: You are to contact him with your full details for verifications,
> FULL NAME:
> DELIVERY ADDRESS:
> PHONE NUMBER:
> Mrs Sarah Fitchlin