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Report: #518642

Complaint Review: FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC - Internet Internet

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  • Reported By: joy — kailua-kona Hawaii United States of America
  • FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC HEAD OFFICE SAMUEL ASABIA HOUSE 35 MARINA LAGOS NI Internet United States of America

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I have been receiving these repetitious emails from this "person". Yesterday I got 9 or so and today the same...Let me know something, please? Thanks.


FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC
HEAD OFFICE SAMUEL ASABIA HOUSE
35 MARINA LAGOS NIGERIA .
 
Attention:Customer

            NOTIFICATION FOR RELEASE OF $10.5M
 
This letter is written to you in order to change your life from today. I am Rev.Victor Matins
the new director, international remittance department of this Bank.My boss Mr Jacob M Ajekigbe, the MD/ CEO of this Bank is now on compulsory leave and all power has been vested on me to make all international payment. Furthermore due to allegations of corrupt practices against other Nigeria Banks, the Federal Government of Nigeria has appointed this Bank to effect all foreign overdue payment.

Be informed that the Federal Government have Approved the release of $10.5M which has been in this Bank for many years UNCLAIMED. My boss in collaboration with the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have refuse to tell you the truth on how to claim your fund.This is because they have been using the interest accumulated from your fund every year to enrich themselves without your knowledge. I want to help you PULL OUT this fund to your Bank account today using the easiest and quickest method which has not been known to you before. By this method a Domiciliary Account will be opened for you in our Bank.

A domiciliary account is a secure account which we will open for you in our Bank and Credit your payment of $10.5M for further credit into your account.The essence of this Domiciliary account is to secure and protect your payment from being diverted by fraudulent people or making payment to a foreign account which do not belong to you.The greatest advantage is that you can instruct us to credit your nominated account bit by bit with small amount thereby saving yourself from the trouble of Financial Authority in your country who monitor large transfer due to current trend of terrorism. Another beauty of the domiciliary account is that you can retain the balance left in your account in our Bank and can also instruct us to pay out money to any Bank of your choice in the world, or issue you an ATM Card which you can use in any part of the world when on a business trip.

I hope you now understand the advantages of a Domiciliary account and why you need this account to receive your payment of $10.5M now in our Bank. You are advice to forward as a matter of urgency your full banking coordinate, direct telephone and Fax number and your contact address as we have started the process of the account for you. Call me on 234-7086178365 so that I will issue you a payment release code which must be given to you personally on telephone strictly for security reason. This code is very important and it is what you will use to confirm your payment.
 
Yours faithfully
 
Rev.Victor Matins



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#12 Consumer Comment

That's stange Robert....

AUTHOR: Ronny g - (USA)

POSTED: Friday, November 06, 2009
Because since I started sending them the FBI #..I have seen a decrease. As a matter of FACT....it went from getting several a day...to several a week..to several a month..and I have not seen any emailed to me in a while.

Strange how some advice actually works.

When you are on one of these "lists"..ignoring it does not make it stop. It's not like there is some moderator crossing names of non responders off a list..it all in computer banks and sold in bulk. Now most of them did go into my spam folder..but it was still annoying since I check every spam anyhow just in case. I find good mail ends up there as well. And the way some of these scammers address it..you can't always tell until you read it..and at that point they have wasted MY time..so I take action.

Now if you respond to them asking questions and acting serious...of course you will get more emails...you are a potential sucker and they will be relentless.

Same thing with Craigslist. I had it happen to me all the time...I did the FBI # trick..and not one single scammer has contacted me since..and I do a lot of selling on Craigs.
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#11 Consumer Suggestion

Never respond.

AUTHOR: Robert - (USA)

POSTED: Thursday, November 05, 2009

Of course this is an email scam.

The best thing to do is to NEVER, EVER respond to scam or unsolicited commercial email.  When you respond to the scammer or spammer you have just VALIDATED your email address as being "live," which makes your email address MORE VALUABLE.  The scammer/spammer will then SELL your email address to others.

By responding with such nonsense as a number for an FBI office, you've just guaranteed that the scammer/spammer will get a higher price for selling your email address.

One thing that does work, at least temporarily, is to report the scammer/spammer to the ISP that is being used.  All reputable ISPs will cutoff the offending account of a scammer/spammer.  This is a temporary shut down of their operations because these bonzos simply switch to another ISP with a new account.  Unfortunately, there are some ISPs that seem to support this type of operation and will not shut them down.  If the ISP is based in china and a few other places, don't expect anything to be done about them.

Simply delete them or set your email client to filter them out, but NEVER RESPOND to such emails.

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#10 Consumer Comment

Spoke too fast..put foot in mouth...

AUTHOR: Ronny g - (USA)

POSTED: Tuesday, November 03, 2009
I got this one confused with a similar post. Seems the OP in this case is asking what this is..not just how to prevent the emails from coming in.

I hope the OP is aware this is 100% scam..and a popular one. I stated how I handle it..and it works for me..there is nothing wrong with anyone else's advice. It is just annoying. The sad part is we know some people fall for this. End up wiring all kinds of money..and there is nothing you can do after that..no recourse possible. Unless you can get the news media or a Government agency to set up a sting, which has been done before..and yet this scam continues.
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#9 Consumer Comment

The Poster is aware this is a scam...

AUTHOR: Ronny g - (USA)

POSTED: Tuesday, November 03, 2009
I know everyone means well...but the intent of this post is to notify us it's a scam. So telling the OP it is a scam is redundant..but well intended.

When you email the scammer back...use the email address they request you respond with the info. Do not just hit reply.

They will call because they think they have a "live" one. When they figure out they are talking to the FBI...you are crossed off their "sucker" list fast.

Since you apparently are on some kind of mailing list they have..ignoring it will not make it go away any faster...you are on a list regardless. Most of these do end up in my spam folder...but I reply with the FBI trick anyhow...kind of gives me a cheap thrill..and maybe one of the scammers will be stupid enough to try to tell someone at the FBI they need to send money in order to collect the 10.5 million.
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#8 Consumer Suggestion

Too late.

AUTHOR: Flynrider - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Tuesday, November 03, 2009

   Just delete the emails.   Use your email program's features to send any further emails from that sender to the "junk" bin.


   These emails are sent out to huge "spam" email address lists.   By replying to the first one, you let them know that your email address was valid.   Anytime you reply to spam emails, your address gets flagged as a good address that has a real person behind it.  This pretty much ensures that you will receive more of these types of emails in the future.    Going forward, just delete these things without replying.

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#7 Consumer Comment

Not really anything you can do...

AUTHOR: sylver8248 - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Tuesday, November 03, 2009
It's a scam.  These folks in nigeria get a hold of thousands of email addresses, and send bulk emails hoping to hook someone into sending them money.  They aren't going to stop sending them because you reply.  Best to just delete them as they come in, or if its from the same email address, put them on autodelete.
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#6 Consumer Comment

Not really anything you can do...

AUTHOR: sylver8248 - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Tuesday, November 03, 2009
It's a scam.  These folks in nigeria get a hold of thousands of email addresses, and send bulk emails hoping to hook someone into sending them money.  They aren't going to stop sending them because you reply.  Best to just delete them as they come in, or if its from the same email address, put them on autodelete.
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#5 Consumer Comment

I hope you know...

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Tuesday, November 03, 2009

That this is 100% SCAM. 

In fact the only thing that you did by e-mailing them to tell them to stop was to confirm that they sent it to a valid e-mail address.  Don't be surprised if you have just multiplied the number of scam e-mails you are going to get by a factor of 10.

The best thing you can do is just delete these e-mails when you get them.  Or if you have any SPAM filtering software to set that up to just get rid of these for you.

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#4 General Comment

Ignore and delete the emails....

AUTHOR: Edgeman - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Deleting the emails is the best thing that you can do. The only thing that could possibly come of this is that you will be scammed out of your money by sending it to someone via Western Union or MoneyGram.

They'll give up after a while.
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#3 Consumer Suggestion

just delete them

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Tuesday, November 03, 2009
It's just a 419 scammer, just delete them, don't respond.

John
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#2 Consumer Comment

Just ignore them

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Monday, November 02, 2009

and make sure you hit spam when they email you

I get at least 10 of these a day

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#1 Consumer Comment

Do what I do....

AUTHOR: Ronny g - (USA)

POSTED: Monday, November 02, 2009
I get those and similar scams all the time..kind of annoying...

What I do is google the FBI...find their phone number (it will be either on the front page..or click on "contact").

Then I reply to the email address they leave with something like this...

"Thank you so much. I was praying for money and this must be a sign..God Bless" Please call me as soon as you can so we can discuss the details..call me please at XXX-XXX-XXXX (insert FBI phone #).

This is my direct number...thank you again.




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