[Ads-l] ATM CARD--- CODE (222)

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 31 16:24:09 EDT 2017


These letters are deliberately written that way, to filter out those who
might suspect the scam and limit the replies to the less intelligent, less
educated, and/or less alert. I forget where I read that, but it seems quite
plausible.

Mark


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On Wed, May 31, 2017 at 4:11 PM, Shawnee Moon wrote:

> I wonder if they use Google Translate Nigerian to English. If I knew
> Nigerian, I'd type a polite letter and see how it turned out in English. I
> have entered foreign text to get it translated and got some pretty clunky
> English.
>
> Just a thought.
>
> > On May 31, 2017, at 9:48 AM, Geoffrey Nathan  wrote:
> >
> > Strangely enough, I got an actual 'Nigerian' letter just a few minutes
> ago. It contains errors that do not appear to correspond to any variety of
> English currently spoken (at least that I am aware of--perhaps those more
> attuned to West African English might see something I don't).
> >
> > PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS MESSAGE!!! (sorry, although just retired I
> still think like an IT security/privacy guy).
> > Just for your amusement.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > From: Honorable Minister <"www."@galaxy.ocn.ne.jp>
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 11:01 AM
> > Subject: Re: ATM CARD--- CODE (222)
> >
> >
> >
> > Attention: Beneficiary,
> >
> >
> >
> > This is to officially inform you that we have verified your inheritance
> file and found out that why you have not received your payment is because
> you have not fulfilled the obligations given to you in respect of your
> inheritance payment.
> >
> >
> >
> > Secondly we have been informed that you are still dealing with the none
> officials in the bank all your attempt to secure the release of the fund to
> you. We wish to advise you that such an illegal act like this have to stop
> 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 swift card payment center Asia pacific that is the latest instruction
> from Mr.president,Muhammadu Buhari (gcfr) president federal republic  of
> Nigeria and federal ministry of finance.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > This card center will send ATM card which you will use to withdraw your
> money from any ATM machine in the world, you can also shop with the card,
> but the maximum is Six thousand dollars per day, so if you wish to receive
> your fund through this method,  please let us know by contacting the card
> payment center and also send the following information to enable him
> proceed immediately
> >
> >
> > 1. Full name:
> > 2. Phone and fax number:
> > 3. Address were you want them to send
> > The ATM card to (B.O box not acceptable, ONLY YOUR ADDRESS):
> > 4. Your age and current occupation:
> >
> >
> > However, kindly find below the contact person:
> > Mr. Godwin Emefiele
> > Governor Central Bank of Nigeria
> > Tel: +2349083279268
> > Official email:mrgodwinemfiele12 at yahoo.com
> >
> >
> >
> > The ATM card payment center has been mandated to issue out
> $10,000,000.00 as part payment for this fiscal year 2016.Also for your
> information, you have to stop any further communication with another
> person(s) or office(s) to avoid any hiccups receiving  your ATM
> payment.Make sure you contact Godwin Emefiele, at this number +234809
> 4180 250 soon as you receive this important message for further direction
> and also update me on any development from the above mentioned office. Note
> that because of impostors,  we hereby provide you with the new government
> transaction code of conduct, which is (atm-222) so you have
> > to indicate this code when contacting the card center by using it as
> your subject.
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Honorable Minister
> > Of Foreign Affairs. Aminu Bashir Wali, CFR
> > Address: No. 3Maputo Street, Wuse Zone 3, Abuja
>

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