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Thursday, May 19, 2011

$98 Scam ... Update reply / Your visa card is ready

I did not know that there were Lord's in Brazil?  Shows you how little I know about World Governments.

Scam.. = Easy Scam... They have a TON of money for you, and all you need to do to get it is send them $98.  

If that was all you would lose, I would say it teaches you right, however they will be back in contact saying... more fees have come up, please pay this, that and the other.. until they suck you dry and you are broke.

Don't fall for these scams please!  You have been warned!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lord Charles Twyford <>
Date: 2011/5/15
Subject: re:Update reply

Dear Beneficiary:

        Your visa card is ready

Having reviewed all the obstacles and problems surrounding the transfer of your (($2.7 Million) Two Million Seven Hundred United States Dollars and your
inability to meet up with some charges levied against you due to the past transfer options. We the Board of Directors, NatWest Bank Plc have ordered our Foreign Payment Remittance Unit to issue you a VISA CARD where your payment will be uploaded. in the envelope includes


Once you slot in the card confirm the total balance of the account and alert the bank for confirmation.Today, we got the notice that your Payment has been
uploaded into this VISA CARD and also have registered it with a COURIER And Delivery Company. For your information, the delivery charges has been paid and
they are supposed to have shipped your packaged (ATM CARD) but they insisted that you must re-confirm to them your current delivery address and mobile
number to ensure accurate delivery.

MOST IMPORTANTLY: Due to the content of the package, the courier company mandated that before your package will be shipped, a Stamp Duty must be procured according to the New Shipping Creed on all packages leaving The essence of such Document is to ensure a hitch-free delivery and the amount of the Stamp Duty Fee is 98 USD. When this is done, the Courier company will issue you with the tracking numbers for your package before the shipping commences.

Therefore reconfirm your current delivery address. Do not forget that this $98 USD is all that you should send to them, the rest of the fees have been paid.Finally, for security reasons, and considering the huge amount the ATM Card contains,the package was coded thus, Registration Ref:skyxxx/777#

This is the code number that you will send to the courier company while contacting them and note that the courier company is not aware what the content of the package is. We told them that it contained some very vital official documents being sent to an offshore staff. Do not reveal the content of the package to the courier company or any body for security purposes.

The information of the courier company is here-by given to you as soon as you respond to this message,

Please hurry now as your package might incur demurral if it stays more than 3 days with courier company,

Lord Charles Twyford
ATM Department

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