Asking for a copy of ID in an email is outrageous and hopefully no one would
ever fall for such a clear scam.
Please keep an eye on the blog for other scams to avoid. As they come in we
will update the blog with new and potentially dangerous scams.
From: CARD [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 3:14 PM
Subject: YOUR ATMCARD PAYMENT!!!!
INTERNATIONAL MONITARY FUND
External Review Committee on
Debt Statistics And fund audit
Balance Debt IMF-World Bank
oceanic bank Ghana Plc
We wish to inform you that your over due payment has be scheduled
to pay toyou through certified ATM Card which you will be only required
to proceed to any ATM Cash Point to withdraw $20,000 perday till your
complete payment fund are completed.This development was as result
of new payment policy revolution of 2007 carry out by the World Financial
Body in collaboration with World Bank Audit unit and United Nations
Policy maker unit under world bank new year payment constitution.
This effort is to help the international monetary fund restrict and
monitor every international tra nsaction to avoid money laundering
activities and will help usto fight against fraudulent activities from
Furthermore you are advice to reconfirm you billing address including
(2)Contact:Home or Office-Address..
(4)Your age and current occupation...
(5)Attach Copy of your Identification
to the Euro Finance Investment Bank affilated to Oceanic Bank Ghana plc.
For the issuance certified ATM Credit Card,the contact information is as
OCEANIC BANK ACCRA,REPUBLIC OF GHANA
72TAIFA,EXCHANGE BUILDINGS ACCRA,EC3V3LF
NAME:MR George Ahmed
NB note that you can only withdraw just $20,000.00 per day till your
fund is completed.Please do not reply to this E-mail contact the Bank
immediately with the necess ary information required from you so that
they commence on proceeding.Once again,I apologize to you on behalf
Of IMF(International Monetary Fund)failure to pay your funds in time,
which according to records in the system had been long overdue.
Treat very urgently as we also remind you that your ATM Card is ready.
DIRECTOR,ATM PAYMENT DEPARTMENT
Oceanic Bank Ghana Plc.