The way the email content is planned is to exploit people who are greedy or need cash urgently.
What is more attractive than someone saying “Hey, I have an ATM or Credit Card filled with free credits or money for you”.
There is no free lunch.
> From: email@example.com
> Subject: Hello Beneficiary
> Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 11:19:58 +0100
> Attn: Beneficiary,
> We hereby officially notifying you about the present arrangement to pay you,
> your over due contract/inheritance fund which you could not complete the process
> of the release of your transfer pin code through the Digitalized Payment System.
> We have decided to pay your funds without any requested fee but the only fee
> that you will have to make is for the Courier Charges of your DUAL ATM MASTER CREDIT
> CARD ( DUAL ATM CARD) This arrangement was initiated/constituted
> by the World Bank and Paris Club, due to fraudulent activities going on within
> the African Region.
> The World Bank and IMF(International Monetary Fund) introduced this payment
> arrangement as to enable our contractors/inheritance beneficiary to receive
> their fund without any interference. The Dual ATM Master Card was
> contracted and powered by GOLD CARD WORLD WIDE.
> Reconfirm the following information to us for Security reason.
> 1) Your full name..
> 2) Home, fax and mobile #.
> 3) Residential address.
> 4) Company name,
> 5)Company address.
> 6)Office position and
> 5) Age and marital status.
> 6) Working I’d / Int’l passport.
> Upon the receipt of this mail we are going to load your fund into the Master
> Express Credit Card before we will proceed to dispatch the card directly to your
> nominated home addresses so you absolutely have nothing to worry about all we
> need is your Prompt Response and Co-operation by Gods Grace we will have a
> successful Transaction.
> Contact the ATM CARD department
> Mrs. Dorathy Onyeji
> Telephone no: +2348033229599
> CONGRATULATIONS IN ADVANCE.
> BEST REGARDS,
> MR JOHN ABOH
> DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE
> FOREIGN OPERATIONS DEPT,
> UNITED BANK OF AFRICA
> AFRICA GLOBAL BANK – UBA
> Tel: +2348033229599