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PO BOX 555, NEW YORK NY 10116-0555

This is to notify you that we have intercepted your parcel from Europe that DHL COURIER SERVICE is making the delivery and we have stopped the delivery process for some security reasons stated below:

  1. Our scanning system has detected that your parcel contains a confirmable ATM CARD to the tune of 1,500,000.00 USD.

  2. Such ATM CARD coming from Europe must be verify by the POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE which we have directed our inspection team to proceed with the verification to ascertain the authenticity of the ATM CARD and now after all the verification on the Parcel/ATM CARD, having contacted the issuing institution who made it known to our office that the ATM CARD is a Genuine one and Not ILLEGALLY ACQUIRED. We have also forwarded the Serial Number of the ATM CARD to the United States, Treasury Department and they confirmed that the CARD is Authentic and ready to be cashed at any ATM MACHINES.

Also for the Delivery of the Parcel to continue, you are in obligation to obtain , a Duly Sworn Affidavit from Spanish High Court which will back up the Origin of Fund. This is in line with the Anti-Terrorist Campaign which the USA Government has embarked on recently to protect our Territory from future attacks. You should therefore contact the sender of the ATM CARD or the DHL Courier Agent in Spain to get the Sworn Affidavit for you while we wait to receive from you the Affidavit File Number to enable us to forward your ATM CARD to your address. Below is his contact information. Note that the cost of the Affidavit is 89 dollars and do not hesitate to remit the amount to him with your full name and valid contact phone number again.

Name: Raymond Carter
Tel: +34 672861779 +34 672861779

We shall then forward the ATM CARD to you and you will be sure of a genuine ATM CARD that is coming to you. We are doing this for your interest considering the rate which fraudulent and stolen checks/ATM CARD are been sent to our innocent citizen that most times put them in problem. Always send your correspondence to our secure email: Once again send your correspondence to our secured mail just to let us know what is going on.

your urgent action on this notice will be appreciated

Mr Simon Muller
Chief Postal Inspector

And wouldn’t it be a shame if the spammer addresses here ended up on one of those “30 million double-verified!!!” spam address databases that get shilled around the net about 300 times a second? It seems like a cruel thing to do after they went to all the trouble to compose this torrent of barely literate nonsense, but one must keep the spammer ecosystems healthy.


Please don’t. Most people don’t realize that spam and fraud email uses forged From: headers, which means it’s very likely that a “spammer” email address is in fact someone’s legitimate email (from which they have not even sent spam). Publishing the “spammer” email address is just compounding the problem.

Steve Sat Oct 17 11:22:57 2009

That’s lovely, but you do realize that there’s a teeny difference between the (always bogus) SMTP FROM: addresses and the actual reply-to addresses that the spammers expect you to respond to? Spam is pretty stupid, but unless the entire spamming community has switched over to doing some sort of mass performance art the whole idea is to get the mark to reply and get sucked into the scam. It’s somewhat hard to do that if the mark can’t get in touch with you, can you?

David Parsons Sat Oct 17 13:57:04 2009

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