Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts
This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
ECO BANK GH. PLC - email scam / bank scam.
2. If the bank has info on us, why re-ask the same info they have?
3. What banks keep email addresses for people
4. Age and Marital status? Why? Because they want to see if you are valid to be scammed, they are looking for older, single people.
Fraud Fraud Fraud
email came from firstname.lastname@example.org
ECO BANK GH. PLC
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND UNIT
ACCRA -GH .
RE-OUTSTANDING PAYMENT OF USD$20.5M
Good Day ,
This is to inform you of your Long overdue Payment outstanding in our Banking records over here . I saw your name in the Central Computer among list of unpaid inheritance claims individuals and have to update your information's through this email contact for your immediate confirmation response back to my office.
Your name appeared among the beneficiaries who will receive a part-payment of US$20.5 Million and it has been approved already for payment months ago by the Federal Ministry of Finance .
We are now verifying by contacting your email address as we have in our Bank records before we can make the transfer into his account and for us to conclude confirmation if you are dead or still alive.
Please , in your reply confirmation to my office the following
re-confirmation information's thus below for your immediate transfer payment of your approved fund to your position account or issue certified International Bank Draft to your receiving urgently -;
1. Your Address (Current Address)
2. Your Telephone Number ( Cell Phone )
3. Your Occupation & Position Held
4. Your Age & Marital Status
With these your re-confirmation information's indicated above when acknowledged receipts by this unit International Monetary Fund ,we will exp edict action immediately on your behalf to release transfer total amount effectively to your receiving position without further delay within 5 Bank working days We sincerely apologies for all your past inconveniences delayed in paying your fund to your account.
Kindly reply back to this our office email address email@example.com
Mr. Michel James,