You realize you are feeling kind of horny and you don’t know anyone in town, so you decide to give it a try; you pick up your cell phone and start dialing the number they advertise.But do you know there are tons of girls (and guys) out there looking to have steamy phone sex right this very moment?Never let these people have your bank account and personal contact details.
As well as trying to fool you into paying an advance fee, they will use your personal information to clone your identity and try to access your accounts (or use your identity in a credit card fraud). Kamelo David representing the "Ministry" is asking permission to transfer over 30 million dollars to your personal/business account. Check it out while you can for a typical example of the "banking" websites to which potential fraud victims are directed. It's got to be FX Finance has (had) a website which publishes a London address, but strangely both the street name and the postcode seem to be invented!
Looks like the Amsterdam police missed one in their recent raids! I notice that the registrant of the domain name uses an American address and an anonymous e-mail contact address. Standardtrust Securities, 14/16 Wellington street, Birmingham United Kingdom. Since this note first appeared the street name has been corrected but there is still no building number (and guys - Berkely Street is not in the W1J postcode area! Could there be any relationship between this august financial institution and the advance fee fraud criminals?
These are real, horny women looking to get off with your help.
They are not paid phone actresses charging $4.99/minute.
There are no checks on the status of people registering a company. "Independent on Sunday" newspaper (in the 29th June '03 Business section) reported the arrest of "Chief Emmanuel Nwude-Odenigwe" on a charge of defrauding a Brazilian bank manager of 242 million US dollars.
The Chief was arrested in Lagos, Nigeria where he had posed as the governor of the central bank in order to fool his victim.
Many victims of the 419 scam do not have English as a first language and their judgement could have been clouded by these official looking websites - which seem to be introduced once a victim has taken the bait.
The "Fortune Trust Bank" ( of Amsterdam and the Cayman Islands and The "Bromwich Albion Bank" (?
Apparently the President of Nigeria has declared "total war" on the 419 scam artists and said that they shall have "no hiding place".
That's all very well but the President should know that Amsterdam, Jo'burg and London all have nests of these vipers.
If he really wants to prevent them from "tarnishing Nigeria's image" he should attend to them when they return home on their periodic visits.