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Scam Money Transfers - Banks, Bank Managers
Example - Jordan Louis, United Bank for Africa Bank Plc

Have you received an email from "Jordan Louis" at "United Bank for Africa Bank Plc", claiming that he has found a "dormant account" or money from a deceased customer with no next of kin, or no will, and he needs you, a foreigner to help him take the money, to keep it from being turned over to the bank or government? Notice the nice touch of providing links to the plane crash news stories, to give his scam more credibility.

And of course, it is a scam. Even if it weren't a scam, it would be a felony, fraud and theft. But it is all nonsense, a scam made up to get money from you. See the example below, an actual email from the scammer, sent to a victim.

The scammer intends to to get hold of your money instead, by conning you into sending money for various "fees" to free the "funds in escrow".  If you would like a step by step explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here! Note some of the obvious scam clues in the email below, such as excessive/incorrect use of CAPITAL letters, terrible spelling, grammar and punctuation, the use of free email accounts rather than a domain and website that matches the company's name, etc.


Scam email:

IN RESPECT AND REGARDS!!! I AM VERY GLAD I FOUND YOU

Mr.Jordan Louis
Branch Accountant,
United Bank for Africa Bank Plc
Lagos Nigeria,
Email: ( jordanlouis2080@myway.com )
Email: ( jordanlouis_2080@yahoo.it  )

Attention Mr/Mrs
Why NIGERIA'S PLANES CRASH
Nigeria has faced numerous airline crashes arising from poorly maintained
equipment, overworked and lean flight

Hello and how are you doing today friend? I just hope all is well with you and
hope this email meets you and your family in a good perfect condition.With all
pleasure i present this to you, for this is legitimately legal and straight
forward with your trust needed to abide to it confidentially

I am an Accountant with UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA (U.B.A) My name is Mr.Jordan
Louis a Banker I am the personal Account Manager to Engineer Williams of your
country, who used to work with shell Development Company inNigeria. Here in
after shall be referred to as my client On 4th may 2002, my client,his wife,
and their three children were involved in a plane crash Kano,northern Nigeria,
kano state,en-route Abuja (The Capital City).All occupants of the plane member
where lost their lives.

Unfortunately on this same flight were other dignitaries like the Nigerian
Sports Minister and a host of others. The following websites could be
referenced:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1968616.stm
http://www.usafricaonline.com/ngrkanocrash.html
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/2002/05/06/stories/2002050600451500.htm
http://www.hinduonnet.com/2002/05/05/stories/2002050503070101.htm
Since then I have made several inquiries to your embassy to locate any of my
clients extended Relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful.

After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his last name
over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you.

I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left
behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by
thebank where these huge deposits were lodged, particularly the UNITED BANK
FOR AFRICA (U.B.A).

Where the deceased had an account Valued at about ($ 84 Million USDollars) has
issued me a notice to provide the next of kin.Or have the account confiscated
within the next ten official working days.

Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2 to 3 years
now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased
since you have the same last name so that the proceeds of this account valued
at ($ 84 Million USDollars) can be paid to you and then you and me Can share
the money.40%to me and 55% to you. 5% will set aside for defrayal of any
expenses that may be incurred locally and internationally in course of the
transfer.An attorney will be contracted to help us revalidated and notarize
all the necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may
make.

All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this deal
through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement
that will protect you from any breach of the law. further more, i will also
like to get your personally information?s in full for urgent contacts of guide
lines to be pass across to you by me from my bank when needed just like

I have done, as this will help us come successfully in this transaction.

1, Full Name: Mr.Jordan Louis
2, Telephone Number: code of dial (+2348080342563)
3, Occupation: personal Account Manager
4, Age: 56
5, Present Home Address:366 A1 Lane Jackson island Lagos Nigeria

Email: ( jordanlouis2080@myway.com )
Email: ( jordanlouis_2080@yahoo.it  )

have a nice day.

Yours Sincerely
Mr.Jordan Louis



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