Bank Manager Offer

How the scam works:

An official-looking e-mail comes your way asking if you know a bank manager. Alternatively, the message is sent to bank managers themselves, whose e-mail addresses can be found through their banks’ websites.

The people who sent the e-mails claim to work in the government of a poor country (most often Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, or Bulgaria) and require a bank manager for a working partnership.

The senders say that they are looking for a foreign partner who could help transfer out money that is meant to be spent, let’s say, in Nigerian governmental programs, but – if unspent, the funds just get lost. Such an example is “relocating cash held by the Nigeria’s Presidential Payment Debt Reconciliation Committee”. Basically, they are suggesting the bank manager helps with money laundering.

The scammers have a detailed plan (with accountants involved and intricate descriptions of how they could get the money), which makes sense for the victims. Recently, a bank manager in Arizona and one in Toronto were arrested after admitting being part of such a deal.

How to avoid:

Do not get involved in such schemes. Be honest, love what you're doing. Law is the same for everybody.

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  1. Angie says:

    This came in my email to undisclosed recipients, which I’m assuming is a scam: Dear Friend, I am Mr.Gordon LAM Chung from HSBC Bank in Hong Kong I have a sensitive and confidential brief. I am asking for your partnership inre-profiling some funds, I contact you because you live outside Hong Kong. Finally,note that this must be concluded within two weeks. Kindly write back and i will be looking forward to hear from you, so i can give you more information about myself and the nature of the funds. Sincerely Mr.Gordon

  2. Jelos says:

    I received this today:

    HELLO MY GOOD FRIEND,

    NOW WE HAVE ARRANGED YOUR PAYMENT OF ( $2.5M USD)THROUGH SWIFT CARD PAYMENT CENTER ASIA PACIFIC, THIS CARD CENTER WILL SEND YOU AN ATM CARD WHICH YOU WILL USE TO WITHDRAW YOUR MONEY IN ANY ATM MACHINE IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD, BUT THE MAXIMUM IS FIFTEEN THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED UNITED STATES DOLLARS PER DAY.SO IF YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE YOUR FUND IN THIS WAY,PLEASE LET ME KNOW BY CONTACTING FINANCIAL BANK ATM PAYMENT DEPARTMENT AND ALSO SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AS LISTED BELOW.

    1.FULL NAME………..
    2.ADDRESS WERE YOU WANT THEM TO SEND THE ATM CARD………..
    3.MOBILE PHONE NUMBER………..
    4.FAX PHONE……………
    5.YOUR AGE AND CURRENT OCCUPATION…………
    6.ATTACH COPY OF YOUR IDENTIFICATION…………

    HOWEVER,KINDLY CONTACT THE BELOW PERSON WHO IS IN POSITION TO RELEASE YOUR ATM
    PAYMENT CARD. BAR.GILBERT OKOLIE DIRECTOR GENERAL, ATM PAYMENT DEPARTMENT EMAIL:(mrssarahwilliams120@gmail.com) THE ATM CARD PAYMENT CENTER HAS BEEN MANDATED TO ISSUE OUT YOUR PAYMENT AND YOU HAVE TO STOP ANY FURTHER COMMUNICATION WITH ANY OTHER PERSON(S) OR OFFICE(s) TO AVOID ANY HITCHES IN RECEIVING YOUR PAYMENT.NOTE THAT BECAUSE OF IMPOSTORS, WE HEREBY ISSUED YOU OUR CODE OF CONDUCT, WHICH IS (ATM-0411) SO YOU HAVE TO INDICATE THIS CODE WHEN CONTACTING THE CARD CENTER BY USING IT AS YOUR SUBJECT.

    REGARDS
    MRS SARAH WILLIAM

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