Reimbursed Bank Fees

How the scam works:

Scammers call thousands of people every day, claiming to reimburse bank fees that were withdrawn recently from the recipient’s account. They pose themselves as “reclaim experts” working for banks and say they are dedicated to loyal customers.

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However, before calling, the scammers have somehow got info about the victims, knowing what banks they are dealing with and some other little info that might gain the victim’s trust.

Easy to figure, callers are asking the recipients for more personal information, many times getting access to their bank account within minutes.

How to avoid:

There is no such thing as a “reclaim expert” calling to offer help. You should know what your bank charges are as you agreed to them in the first place.

How to report:

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) using the link below:

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2 thoughts on “Reimbursed Bank Fees”

  1. European Financial Group Bank
    Registered Office:
    1 Churchill Place, London,
    E14 5HP. Halifax Bank PLC
    Telephone: (44) 7012960122
    Email: [email protected]

    Dear Andy
    With reference to your file number: BBIB/AVL2013/28392/ESPANA/. This serves to acknowledge the receipt of your email on the subject matter of Mr. Harold Diamond deposit with us, reference number BBIB/AVL2013/28392/ESPANA/.
    For the funds to be released unto you, You will have to setup an offshore online account with us. This will enhance the release of the funds to you. We have also been formally notified by Mr. Harold Diamond that he has bequeath a deposit of $550,000 to you for humanitarian/charitable cause, we congratulate you. For us to begin the process of the account setup, You must fill out the account opening form below(Note: All sections are compulsory.. Fill all field.).
    Note that you can make an initial deposit of more than the required minimum deposit as your initial deposit will be added to your main grant. Hope that is clearly understood?
    *Complete application form in full (all sections are mandatory)
    *Title (Mr./Mrs./Miss.)

    *Full Name

    *Marital Status


    *Date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy)

    *Home Address

    *Town / City


    *Zip code

    *Passport Number or Identification Number

    *Email address

    *Telephone number/Mobile Number


    Savings Account with a minimum initial deposit of $350

    Checking Account with a minimum initial deposit of $550

    What is the purpose of opening your account?

    *I / We intend to make a first deposit of:
    How frequently do you expect to make future deposits into
    the account?

    *Signature and Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
    Note: Initial deposit paid by the beneficiary of funds is for the account setup fee and it will be added to your $550,000 and transferred along with your principal amount in it’s exact amount. Note that you can decide to deposit more than the initial deposit required as the deposited funds will be added to your $550,000 donation. Hope that is clearly understood?
    All offshore banks in the United Kingdom are authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority ( FSA ) and adheres to the principles of the Offshore Banking Codes.
    To this note, customers are required to abide by the Banking policies of the British Government by making security deposit for ACCOUNT OPENING. The Financial Services Authority ( FSA ) is the independent regulator set up by Government to look after the financial services industry and protect consumers.
    We hope to hear from you soonest.
    Thank you and Have a nice day.
    Senior Account Officer.
    EFG Bank

  2. I have received one of these calls this morning. the caller had a very heavy accent and told me I would need to go to the Post Office and then he could phone me on my mobile and arrange to transfer the over paid bank charges!

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