Nigerian West African Scam Schemes
This spam is from Nigeria, Lagos to be specific -- but it's a little cryptic for my simple mind.

From: "Mr. John Williams"
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Attn: Beneficiary,

This is to congratulate you for scaling through the hurdles of screening by the board of directors of this payment task force. Your payment file was approved and the instruction was given us to release your payment and activate your ATM card for use.

The first batch of your card which contains US$950,000.00 Thousand U.S. DOLLARS has been activated and is the total fund loaded inside the card. Your fund which is in total US$950,000.00 Thousand U.S. DOLLARS will come to you

Your payment would be sent to you via UPS or FedEx, Because we have signed a contract with them which should expired by 20TH Jan 2011. Below are few list of tracking numbers you can track from UPS website ( to confirm people like you who have received their payment successfully.

JOHNNY ALMANTE ==============1Z2X59394198080570
GARY METZGER ==============1Z2X59394195952759
GLEN PAPANIKAS ==============1Z2X59394198690947

Good news, We wish to let you know that everything concerning your ATM CARD payment dispatch is ready in this office and we have a meeting with the house (Federal government of Nigeria) we informed them That your fund should not cost you any thing because is your money (Your Card). Moreover, we have an agreement with them that you should pay only delivering of your card which is only $160 U.S. DOLLARS by FedEx or UPS Delivering Company.

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However, you have only three working days [tight schedule] to send this $160 U.S. DOLLARS for the delivering of your card, if we don't hear from you with the payment information; the Federal Government will cancel the card.

Please try and send the Delivering fee in the name of My Secretary Joseph Babs, Lagos Nigeria, send it via Western Union Money Transfer or Money gram and let me have the detail as soon as you send it.

Please confirm your full information by tomorrow your ATM Card will be delivered to you and I need you to send me a scanned copy of your id.

This is the payment information that you will use and send the fee through western union money transfer or money gram below.

Recovers; Name: Joseph Babs
Recovers: Address: Lagos, Nigeria
Test Question: What Colour?
Test Answer: Blue

I wait the payment information to enable us proceed for the delivering of your card. And when sending the payment information also reconfirms to us your full home addresses were to deliver the Card to avoid any mistake on the delivery.

Thank you and have a wonderful day.

Mr. John Williams
Director ATM Swift Card/Foreign Operation Dept,