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Possibly the WORST scam attempt

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:40 pm
by AndyK
This one is in the running for the dumbest ever:
This is Mr. Godwin John, The Director of T.N.T Courier company Benin Republic Please I want to notify to you this urgent massage which was brought by the Bank Manager that issue out your ATM Card Base on the massage which was received by the Bank They made me to understand that your ATM Master Card is now about to expire,

The Bank said that your ATM Card will be expiring on next month So due to inability to come up with the security charge which is on high price has now come down so that you will meat up to raise the need amount you like for the security keeping fee Note, the Bank made me to understand that the ATM Master Card which is now under our Custody contain sum of $3.5 USD ok.

So right now I will urgently advice you to try and send your full information immediately so that I can use it to delivery your card, so that CRAD Will now take off on Delivery first thing tomorrow morning please, you have to take this Matter very serious to avoid any hitch on your Card Please have to be very sorry, I never know that your Card contain sum since and I have to blame you due to you really know that your Card contain such hug amount and you are there delaying since.

Re: Possibly the WORST scam atempt

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:42 am
by Cathulhu
I get urgent massages, but that's because I'm allergic to painkillers...

Re: Possibly the WORST scam atempt

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:33 am
by Pottapaug1938
The card contains such a "hug amount?" I guess this means that, if you have the card, you can walk up to someone from whom you would like a nice hug, show them the card, and get your hug.

Re: Possibly the WORST scam atempt

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:21 am
by JamesVincent
Pottapaug1938 wrote:The card contains such a "hug amount?" I guess this means that, if you have the card, you can walk up to someone from whom you would like a nice hug, show them the card, and get your hug.


I like that kind of card. But I still prefer the Base on the Massage.

Re: Possibly the WORST scam atempt

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:10 am
by LaVidaRoja
Which is more pathetic-- that someone would send that? or that someone might fall for that?

Re: Possibly the WORST scam atempt

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:59 am
by JamesVincent
LaVidaRoja wrote:Which is more pathetic-- that someone would send that? or that someone might fall for that?


Yes.

Re: Possibly the WORST scam atempt

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:33 am
by fortinbras
Dear Sir,

We are from the U.S. Government, the Federal Bureau of Investigations to be exact. Our constant monitoring of suspected swindlers has revealed that you were recently approached by someone from Benin wishing to know the details of your ATM and bank account.

In our cooperation with the Benin Government, we wish to bring these swindlers to justice and we urgently request your assistance. Please reply to the Benin email and tell that person that you will comply with his requests, and provide him with TRUE details about your ATM and bank accounts. When he extracts money from your accounts we will be able to arrest him with red hands. Do not be concerned about your money, we of the Federal Bureau of Investigations guarantee it will all be returned promptly to you.

Your country is counting on you.

Sincerely,
Detective Inspector Gordon of the FBI

Re: Possibly the WORST scam atempt

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:01 am
by notorial dissent
Yeah right!!!

Re: Possibly the WORST scam attempt

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:30 am
by JamesVincent
Ive got the follow-up message for you. I do like the idea of having an ATM card at the Federal Reserve Bank though. Wonder what my overdraft protection would be like?

Top of the day to you,

My Name is Mr.David Johnson, Manager in charge of shipping and logistic FedEx Courier Services
this is to inform you that we received notification from the Federal Reserve Bank
about the Delivery of your ATM card which we have register your ATM card for
delivery.

Below are your Tracking Details which include your Unregistered Tracking
Number and the needed fee, once we confirm the Processing Fee and as well with
the Delivery Fee the Above Tracking Number will be Register on Our Database
for your immediate tracking once payment is confirmed because this is the Only
Delay we the Export/Import Department are waiting to confirm from you.

Kindly write down these above Information for your Package and for your Own Use:

Your Tracking#: 860271123988 (Unregistered)
Visit Website: http://WWW.FedEx.com

Once we confirm the Payment for the Processing Fee and Delivery Charges, your
Tracking # will be matched on our Database so as for you to track your Package
without delay and to inform you when your ATM card will arrive, as the Federal
Reserve Bank have carried test on your Certified ATM card that is the reason
why they request for my office to contact you so as to inform you.


You are advice to reconfirm these above Details to this office with immediate
effect:

Your Full Name:
Delivery Address:
Direct Working Telephone#:
Nearest Airport:
Attached Copy of your Airway Bill:

Delivery Programmed Schedule: Delivery will take place within 48hrs once
payment is confirmed, as you will also have full access to the Tracking
Details, the details is not yet Matched on our Database so your Tracking # is
not yet Valid on our Tracking Database until Processing Fee and Delivery
Charge is confirmed by this office, then your Tracking will be Matched on our
Database so you will be able to Access and as well know the Exact time and
Date your Atm card will Arrive your Doorstep.


Delivery Processing Fee: $30
Delivery Fee Charges: $42
VAT & INSURANCE $50
Total: $122usd.


STATED BELOW IS THE INFORMATION THAT OUR FEDEX COURIER Service NEED FROM YOU?

Receiver"s Name: JOHN IRABOR
Address: Lagos - Nigeria.
Zip code: 23401
Text Question: SAFE
Text Answered: DELIVERY
AMOUNT $122USD

Note: These fees will be paid by the Beneficiary before we will be able to
Match and Register your Tracking# for Delivery, which will not take more than
2hrs of Confirmation before your Tracking# will be ready for you to Track,
Also kindly reconfirm your Delivery Address so as to Avoid Wrong Delivery, as
its very Important.

Get back to me via mail: mr.davidjohnson@consultant.com
Best Regards.

Mr. David Johnson
Shipping& Logistic On Packages and Delivery Management.
TEL: +234-8077184954


Kinda funny the quote about the FBI. I have an old friend that I havent talked to in a few years named Gordon who is a FBI agent. Used to be an Anne Arundel County officer.

Re: Possibly the WORST scam attempt

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:38 pm
by fortinbras
JamesVincent wrote:Kinda funny the quote about the FBI. I have an old friend that I havent talked to in a few years named Gordon who is a FBI agent. Used to be an Anne Arundel County officer.



Not a quote. My invention. I tried to figure how a truly lame scam attempt could get anywhere and I figured it worked with a follow-up that was a sort of "bank examiner swindle" (see the Steve Martin movie, The Spanish Prisoner). I deliberately garbled the name of the FBI, used a title the real FBI doesn't use, and the name Gordon stuck with me from the Batman show.