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Fraud email example:
From: Skye Bank Plc <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2008 16:15:09 +0000
Subject: ATM CARD FUND PAYMENT NOTIFICATION
Head Office:3, Akin Adesola St, Victoria Lagos Nigeria.
FAX:+234 833 016 85
Date: 4TH Oct 2008
We sincerely apologies for the delay in the payment of your funds, it was due to the late clearance between our bank and that of our corresponding Bank where your fund was originated fro. we have verified your Contract/Inheritance file and discovered reasons why you are yet to receive your payment. It's because of Irregularities and Complications discovered on your payment file by our technical experts in respect to your contract /Inheritance payment requirements which have just been duly rectified.
This is a notice to all our customers and various beneficiaries of all sorts who are yet to receive their payment through SKYE BANK PLC, that they must pass through our Atm Card Payment Center Skye Bank Plc, the reason is to check-mate fraudulent activities and to make sure that all the relevant documents meet the standard of financial authority (F.A) NIG.You are hereby directed to contact our payment department for more examination and proper documentation of your fund. Value of $8.3Million USD Since we have decided to bring a Solution to your Problem, right now we have arranged your payment through our ATM Swift Card.
We are taking all these measures because of complaints from our numerous Customers over Internet embarrassment or what could be termed as scam, so the Management has taken these measures for the safety of our customers and Beneficiaries. Payment Center of SKYE BANK P L C. That is the Latest Instruction By Our President, Alhaji Umaru Musa Ya'radua (GCFR) Federal Republic Of Nigeria. Below Is The Arrangements; The Swift card Center will Send you an Atm Card which you will use to withdrew your money from any ATM Machine in any part of the world, But the Maximum is (Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars US $2,500) Per Day, So if you like to receive your fund this way please do let us know by Contacting the ATM Card Payment Center below. Note:that Because of Imposters, we hereby issue you our Code of Conduct Tag Number Which is (ATM-805) So You Must Have To Indicate This Code When Contacting the payment center with the information's below.
1) Your Full Name:2) Occupation:3) A Valid Phone Number 5) Sex:5) Age:6) Marital Status:7) Address where you want the ATM CARD to be Delivered CONTACT PERSONDR,PETER C. GEORGE.DIRECTOR, ATM Payment DepartmentSKYE BANK PLC.
Fex No: + 234 833 016 85Phone No:+234-803-879-0280 We have been Mandated by the Federal Government of Nigeria to issue out US$ 8,3 million Dollars as part payment for the this fiscal year 2008.
For your information you have to Stop any further Communication with any institution or office until you receive the Atm Card. Finally, you are advice to keep my office posted the moment you contact the payment Center.
YOURS FAITHFULLY. DR. AKINSOLA AKINFAMIWA
MANAGING DIRECTOR /CHIEF
EXECUTIVE OFFICERSKYE BANK OF P LC.