maandag 7 september 2015

Money Transfer Scam? (bijzondere mail ontvangen)

Op maandag 7 september 2015 kreeg ik de navolgende mail van Miss Anita Ahmadu anita_rfcds@hotmail.com uit Senegal, met een verzoek of ik mee wil werken aan een money transfer. Naar ik vermoed is het een scam als ik zo rond kijk op internet. Enkele foto's die bij die mail zaten plaats ik ook in dit blogartikel.

Dit alles ter info. Groet Gerrit Hartholt.

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Hello my dearest,
Please with due respect and in the name of God.
Firstly i thank you so much inine with the message, which i have sent to you after seing your profile on facebook, I am more than happy in your reply to my mail. How is every thing over there in your contry, i believe that you are in good health, and the atmosphere over there in your country is very nice today? Mine is a little bit warm over here in Dakar Senegal.

my name is Miss Anita Ahmadu, I am (24) years old girl, single, black hari and brown eyes, I am from Darfur Region of Sudan in East Africa and presently I am residing in a church Orphanage home her in Dakar Senegal. My late father Dr. Sylvester Ahmadu was the personal adviser to the former head of state in my country before the rebels attacked our house one early morning and killed him alongside with my mother.

Pleas doe not be offended for this message that comes from me please, its just that i don't know what else to do, because  my situation here as the refugee is giving me a great concern, therefore, i will like you to consider my situation as an orphan, and be kind with me, as i am putting the whole of my trust on you with out fear, though i don't know who you are before, but i believe that with God all things are possible and you can not betray me at the end.

I don't have any relatives now whom I can go to all my relatives ran away in the middle of the war the only person I have now is Reverend Ken George who is the pastor of the (Christ for all Churches) here in the camp he has been very nice to me taking me as one of his daughters since i came her but i am not living with him rather i am living in the woman's hostel because i only attended my first year at the university before the tragic incident that claimed the precious life of my parents that lead to me being in this situation now.

Please listen to this, I have my late father's statement of account and death certificate here with me which I will send to you later, because when he was alive he deposited some amount of money in a bank which he used my name as the next of kin, the amount in question is $2.700.000.00 ( Two Million, Seven Hunderd Thousand U.S. Dollars) so i will like you to help me transfer this money to your account and from it you can send some money for me to get my traveling documents and air ticket to come over there to meet you and to come to continue my education.

So in the light of above i will like you to keep it to yourself and don't tell it to anyone for i am afraid of losing my life and the money if people gets to know about it. Remember i am giving you all this information due to the trust i deposed on you. I like honest and understanding people, truthhful and hardworking.

I want you to send me your contact information's such as your

Names ..............................
Age ..................................
Country ............................
Telephone ........................
occupation .......................

Meanwhile i will like you to let me know your willingness to help me transfer the money so that i will send you the bank contact information's for you to contact them as soon as possible to know the possibility of transferring the money into your account. Have a nice day and think about me.
Please i am waiting to hear from you soon.
Yours sincerely,
Anita ...

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Tot mijn grote verbazing kreeg ik dinsdag 8 september 2015,  ondanks mijn afhoudende reactie 7 september, een mail met uitgebreide instructies over een uit te voeren money transfer (omdat ik nooit money transfers doe ken ik de termen niet). Je zou bijna denken dat hoe je ook reageert op een mail van de organisatie achter dit soort scams, je altijd de zelfde "financiĆ«le" mail krijgt. De werkwijze die zij toepassen is een combinatie van koude acquisitie en agressieve verkoop van een money transfer scam. (2 Foto's van de mail van 7 september 2015 heb ik bijgeplaatst.)

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Hello my dearest,
How are you now? I hope all is well with you over there in your country as i am believing God that soon we shall meet to share our love together. I am so much happy to have somebody like you across my life. My dear please i will like to be with you over there. you really seems to be caring, honest and loving but what am promising you is that you will never regret having someone like me in your life. Please try to always call me with this Reverend Ken George's phone number +221771153836 / 00221771153836. If you call, you ask him that you want to speak with me (ANITA AHMADU ) then he will send for me to come and answer your call OK.

I want to let you know earlier enough that my contact with you is not a mistake, it is by the grace of God  almighty. Please i want you to contact the bank today to confirm about this transfer.
Here  is the contact information of the bank in London where the money was deposited by my late father. it is as follows,

Name Of The Bank-------- RABO BANK OF LONDON
Name Of The Transfer Manager---- MR PETER HOWELL
Address: Thames Court, One Queenhithe, London EC4V 3RL, United Kingdom
Email Address-------   rabobank-transferdept@financier.com
Telephone Number---  +447811174167  /  +447035940104

Already i have informed this bank about my intention to claim my late father's deposit of which my name appears as the next of kin. The only thing the bank told me is to look for a foreign partner who will assist me in the transfer due to my refugee status here in Senegal that as a refugee i am not allowed to direct claim of the money but through an appointed representative as the united refugee law governing refugee all over the world states.

THE ACCOUNT INFORMATION ARE AS FOLLOWS.
ACCOUNT NAME IS  DR SYLVESTER AHMADU
AMOUNT $2.700.000.00 MILLION DOLLARS.
NEXT OF KIN MISS ANITA AHMADU
Swift Code:  (NIB-LNUK)
ACCOUNT NUMBER RBL/041178517944/LD/21/B


yours in love forever,
Anita ........

                          COPY AND FILL THIS LETTER BELOW WITH YOUR INFORMATION'S AND SEND IT TO THE BANK. ...

To the Office of
The Transfer Manager,
Rabo Bank Plc London.
Mr Peter Howell
Dear Sir,

                                                 TRANSFER  APPLICATION  LETTER.

To whom it may concern. Greetings to you. This is to certify that I, ............... aged ............... years old from ................... with a contact phone No ............... and with an occupation as a ..........................  I am hereby to let  you know that  i am a partner to Miss Anita Ahmadu the next of kin to $2,700,000.00 US Dollars deposited by her late father Dr. Sylvester Ahmadu.

Please Sir,as her partner I am contacting this honorable Bank to know the procedures and the requirements which it needs to get my partners fund transferred to my account.

I here by ask that this honorable Bank should please grant my request and inform me on the possibility of getting my partners inheritance fund transferred to my account because such fund cannot be directed to her due to her present status right now as a refugee.
I will furnish my account details for the transfer in approval of my letter of transfer.

This is my partner's late father's Account Details.

Account N°:    (RBL/041178517944/LD/21/B)
Swift Code:      (NIB-LNUK)
Account holder:   (Dr. Sylvester Ahmadu)
Amount Deposited:   ($2,700,000.00 US  dollars)
Next Of Kin / Beneficiary:  (Miss Anita Ahmadu)

Thank you sir.
Yours Sincerely, ..............

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