Protect Yourself and Report the Latest Frauds, Scams, Spams, Fakes, Identify Theft Hacks and Hoaxes
Did you receive an email claiming to be from Sanni Abbas, who says he works with "ECO BANK" or "Eco Bank" and they want to transfer millions of dollars to your bank account? It is a scam. Again, frankly, we can't understand why anyone would think this is legitimate. There aren't foreigners in poor Third World nations with millions of dollars that they want to give to you. They're playing on your greed and stupidity.
We've highlighted a few of the more obvious signs of a scam in their email below, such as: keep confidential, use of free hotmail/yahoo email accounts, someone died leaving millions and no heirs, "trust me, I'm counting on you", many references to God or Jesus, the rich person who died did so in an accident that was mentioned in a newspaper (which they use to add credibility to the story), etc.
And we should add that if this story were real, and you did do what the scammer asked... you would be committing a felony, called fraud.
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From: "SANNI ABBAS" < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Subject: Dear Ware"""Appointment as next of kin/Please get back to me
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 15:26:43 +0000
I greet you in the name of GOD, the Beneficent, and the Merciful. Before I introduce myself, I wish to inform you that this letter is not a hoax mail and I urge you to treat it serious. We want to transfer fund to overseas account the sum of ($25,500.000.00 USD)Twenty fIve Million Five
hundred Thousand United States Dollars) from a Bank here in Nigeria .
I want to ask you, If you are capable to quietly provide either an existing bank account or to set up a new Bank account immediately to receive this fund, even an empty account can serve to receive this fund,as long as you will remain honest to me till the end for this important business,trusting in you and believing in God that you will never let me down either now or in future.
I am Mr Sanni Abbas,I WORK WITH ECO BANK PLC during the course of our auditing last week, I discovered a floating fund in an account opened in the bank in 1997 and since 1999 till date, nobody has operated on this account again, after going through some old files in the records I
discovered that the owner of the account died without a beneficiary to the account hence the money is floating and if I do not remit this fund out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing.
The owner of this account is Mr. Morris Thompson of 61, of Fairbanks, Alaska an American and a great industrialist,business leader and largest private land owner resident of Fairbanks City Alaska State who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed, including his wife(Thelma Tho mpson)and only daughter(Sheryl Thompson)leaving nobody to claim the fund.No other person knows about this account or any thing concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that the account is a secret account.
The total amount involve is Twenty Five Million FiVE Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only [$25,500.000.00]and I wish to transfer this fund into a safe foreigners account abroad. But I don't know any foreigner; I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this fund cannot be approved to a local person here, but to a foreigner who has information about the account, which I shall give to you upon your positive response. I am revealing this to you with believe in God that you will never let me down in this business,you are the first and the only person that I am contacting for this business. So, please reply urgently so that I will inform you the next step to take urgently.
I need your strong assurance that you will never let us down, me and a key bank official who is deeply involved with me in this business. I guarantee that this transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. The bank official will
destroy all documents of transaction immediately we receive this money leaving no trace to any place. I will use my position and influence to obtain all legal approvals for onward transfer of this money to your account with appropriate clearance from the relevant ministries and foreign exchange departments.
At the conclusion of this business, you will be given 40% of the total amount, 50% will be for me, while 10% will be for expenses both parties might have incurred during the process of transferring. Furthermore, the transaction is Risk Free, there is no risk involved and the utmost paramount of this transaction is Secret and Confidential due to my 15 years of meritious service with the Eco Bank Plc.Which I dont want to jeopardize.
Note that,all correspondence should be by phone and by e-mail,I will be extremely happy if you can abide to my instructions, I believe the sky shall be our limit and I am willing to invest in your area of specialization at the end of this transaction. Feel free to contact me directly via my email address or telephone. Thanks for your anticipated co-operation
Mr Sanni Abbas
Eco Bank Plc
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