Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Bank of Africa email scams

This is probably one of the most common scams in emails, a person would write you an email saying he is working in a bank and got this huge amount of money that needs to be transferred to your account, and then you get a percentage of the money which is also worth thousands or even millions. Well, do not believe in it, this is all a scam! What they do is once you reply with your details, they are going to use it and you could end with a big bill in your bank statement. If not, they will use your name in some other transactions or even working illegally in other countries. Just be aware that nobody will give for nothing these days and deals like that is too good to be true. This has been going on for years now and this is what the email look like:


Compliments of the season
From: mr issa ahmed
Add to Contacts
To: ....@yahoo.com
________________________________________
Compliments of the season

forgive my indignation if this message comes to you as a surprise and may offend your personality for contacting you without your prior consent and writing through this channel. I got your contact from the professional data base found in the internet yahoo tourist search. When I was searching for a foreign reliable partner I assured of your capability and reliability to champion this business opportunity.

After series of prayers/fasting. I was divinely directed to contact you among other names found in the data base yahoo tourist search. I believe that god has a way of helping who is in need.

My name is Mr Issa ahmed.the bill and exchange (assistant) manager of the bank of Africa Ouagadougou Burkina Faso. Do not take this transaction to be a joke because it is my life.

Dear friend,

I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise. I am the bill and exchange manager in bank of Africa . I hope that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that I am about to repose on you for the mutual benefit of our both families.

I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of $22.3million immediately to your account. The money has been dormant for many years in our bank here without any body coming for the claim.
So get back to me as soon as possible.

For more details you can call me +226 78 68 65 92

thanks

Mr Issa Ahmed

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