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Allied Bank, Mrs. Stella Moore

The Allied Bank Scam, from "Mrs. Stella Moore" is an almost cryptically stupid scam. Why would anyone believe that a bank owes them $800,000 and that your "associates in any of the African countries e.g, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Abidjan, Angola, Cotonou" "contributed 100% hindrances to the release of your funds"? 

This scam shouldn't tempt anyone.  If you responded to, we suggest you just give your lifesavings to a charity, as your bound to lose them, anyway.

Mrs. Stella Moore (not the scammer's real name or gender, obviously) hopes to con 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 that we have highlighted 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:

-----Original Message-----

From: Allied Bank [Stella_h_more1@yahoo.co.uk]
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 6:50 AM
Subject: Your Payment----

ATTENTION PLEASE!

We hereby confirm receipt of part payment of US$8,500,000.00 dollars only, into our official ESCROW account with the Allied Bank in London by order of the African Development Bank (ADB) in-charge of Foreign Debt Recovery Committee on Overdue Contract / Next of Kin payments in Africa, as indicated in our database.

We sincerely apologize for delays and advice you to STOP any further communication with any other payment centres in Europe, as well as your associates in any of the African countries e.g, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Abidjan, Angola, Cotonou for they contributed 100% hindrances to the release of your funds.

Kindly provide us with the below information to reconfirm your details in our database and for our prompt payment procedures.

Beneficiary's name / Age:.............................................

Company's name / Rank in office:..................................

Address:............................................................

Tel:......................... *Fax:.................................

Receiving Bank:.....................................................

Address:............................................................

Bank Routing Number:................. Swift Code:...................

Account number:.....................................................

Your funds will be released by wire transfer through our operational paying bank, HSBC bank in London, UK.

Our final fund release order will be forwarded to our operational paying bank, the HSBC Bank in London, UK for the immediate release of your allocation to you upon receipt and official re-confirmation of your information.

For any further inquiry, please contact the undersigned officer as funds will be retrieved to treasury after ten (10) business days of this notice.

Yours In Service,

Mrs. Stella H. MOORE

Manager, Foreign operations Dept.

stella_h_more1@yahoo.co.uk

 


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