Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Scammer Impersonating the African Development Bank

This is a fake ATM card scam. is a non-existent 
email address that the scammer WANTS you to think the email came from so
you might think it is legitimate! 
Received: from User ([]) by co-adc01.
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Tue, 29 Jan 2013 07:05:47 -0600
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From: "African Development Bank" (
Foreign Remittance Department Manager
African development bank
Cotonou, Republic of Benin.
West Africa.

Attn Sir/Madam

This is to officially inform you that we have been Designated by the
Community of west African States) Parliament as one of the Accredited (Empowered)
institution to verify all Outstanding Payment Owed by most African
indigenous banks and organizations.

Be informed that most president of the ECOWAS Sub-region has endorsed the
resolution passed by the senate committee of the regional body, with the
help of it's newly appointed finance minister that all foreign
contractors,foreign inheritance beneficiaries owe by any African financial institution
under the ECOWAS sub-region should be paid.

We will like to inform you that your Payment File is short listed for this
first Quarter of 2013. Your due payment has been approved and will be
Remitted without further Delay through ATM CARD as Approved by the Senate
Appropriation Committee of ECOWAS and endorsed by the various President.

Secondly we have been informed that you are still dealing with the none
officials in the Africa Development Bank, in an attempt to secure the
release of the fund to you.

We wish to advise you that such an illegal act has to stop if you wish to
receive your payment since we have decided to bring solution to your

As it stands now, we have arranged your payment through a secured payment
system using our swift card payment center Asia Pacific, that is the
latest instruction from Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

This card center will send you an ATM card which you will use to withdraw
your money in any ATM machine in any part of the world, so if you desire
to receive your fund in this way, Kindly forward to this office
( they are the official courier express in charge to
deliver your ATM CARD to your door step.

Your acceptance letter, and a brief profile about yourself through this
medium and also send the following information as listed below

1. Full names
2; Phone number (Private)
3. Address where you would prefer the ATM card sent to you (P.O Box Not
4. Your age and current occupation
5. Attach copy of your identification

We have been Mandated by the ECOWAS Parliament to issue out $1.3m as part
payment for this fiscal year 2013. Also for your information, you have to
stop any further communication with any other person(s) or office(s) to
avoid any hitch in receiving your payment as Scheduled.

Note that because of impostors, we hereby issued you our code of conduct,
which is (ATM-811) so you have to indicate this code when contacting the
card center by using it as your subject. Also you are required to send
your response to because we receive too many
fake claims in our domain email. (


Brian Williams

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