I wonder how many people have received the exact same spam, with the exact same ‘unique’ payment code (see below). I wonder how many will fall for it, without even doing a search engine search on the subject. Presumably some people must fall for these scams, in spite of the obvious warning signs – otherwise the spammers would give up. The fact that the contact person has a Hotmail address is but one of the many things that gives away that the e-mail I, and presumably many others, have received is a scam. The text follows:
SWIFT CARD PAYMENT CODE 805
This Is To Officially Inform You That We Have Verified Your
Contract/Inheritance File And Discovered Reasons Why You Are Yet To Receive Your
Payment. It Is 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.
Meanwhile, We Have Been Informed That You Are Still Dealing With
Impostors And Non Recommended Officials In The Bank. Such Acts Must Stop For
Security Reasons If You Wish To receive Your Payment.
Since We Have Decided To Bring A Solution To Your Problem, Right Now We
Have Arranged Your Payment Through Our ATM Swift Card Payment Center
OCEANIC BANK INTERNATIONAL PLC ( Under Reserve Bank Operation Act 2005
), That Is The Latest Instruction By Our President Chief,Umaru Musa Yar
Adua (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 Six Thousand Dollars Per Day, So If You Like To Receive
Your Fund This Way Please Do Let Us Know By Contacting The Card Payment
Center OCEANIC BANK
INTERNATIONAL PLC On Email ( email@example.com ) And Also
Send The Following.
Information To Swift Card Center :
1) Your full name_________________
2) Phone, fax and mobile #._________________
3) Profession, age and marital status_________________
4) Copy of Drivers License I .D_________________
5) Amount $ And Contract Number_________________
6) Address Where You Want Them To Send The Card Through Diplomatic
Please Indicate To The Card Center The Total Sum You Are Expecting And
For Your Information You Have To Stop Any Further Communication With
Any Institution Or Office Until You Receive The ATM Card.
Note: Because of Impostors, We Hereby Issue You Our Code of Conduct Tag
Number Which Is(805) So You Must Have To Indicate This Code When
Contacting The Card Center.
We Await Your Urgent Response.
MRS HELEN BRUCE
Special Adviser To The President
Federal Republic Of Nigeria