Zenith Bank of Nigeria Phishing Scam - "RE -YOUR PAYMENT NOTIFICATION"
March 5, 2015
The email message below with the subject: "RE:YOUR PAYMENT NOTIFICATION," is fraudulent and you should not respond to it with your personal information. The email was created by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into sending money, which the scammers claim are advance fees needed in order for money to be transferred to the recipients' accounts.
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Remember, never send your personal information to anyone in an email message or send money to someone who contacted you via email message.
The Fraudulent Email Message
RE:YOUR PAYMENT NOTIFICATION
From: .(Mr.) Allan Wood Umu
Chief Executive of Zenith Bank of Nigeria Plc.
Feb, 20, 2015
Attn: Pancho Del Rancho,
In acknowledgement of receipt of your response correspondence to the Zenith Bank of Nigeria Foreign individual payment notification circular sent to you by office of Deputy Governor, General Administration , Zenith Bank of Nigeria Complex of Nigeria- Mr. Allan Wood
Application of program and activation of your ATM smart card to tune sum of US$12,500,000.00. only , have been submitted by this office to management of Zenith Bank of Nigeria, through office of Deputy Governor, General Administration- . Mr.Allan Wood.
An active Atm smart card which would be programmed and activated in your given names will be programmed and activated by this center within 24 hours of receipt of activation approval from Management of the Zenith Bank of Nigeria.
The cost of program and activation of your smart card is paid by Nigerian government and as such you are not to pay any money for the cost of program and activation of your smart card, this is in-line with the agreement reached between the ATM SMART CARD INCORPORATED and the Nigerian Government.
Send immediately any form of your identification, it could be a scan copy of your driver's license,data page of your state identification card.
Any form of your identification sent, would be attached to the parcel containing your Atm smart card and it's original copy would be presented by you to the CGE Charis Global Express Dispatch / Delivery officer that will deliver your smart card to you right at the door step of your given address.
This is to make sure that your smart card is not handed over to another person, when it is delivered at the door step of your given address by CGE Charis Global Express with 48 hours after it has been programmed and activated.
Disregard any correspondence purported to have emanated from This Center of the Zenith Bank of Nigeria Complex , that do not indicate your given Central Bank of Nigeria's CODE OF CONDUCT REFERENCE NUMBER: OBN/ATMSCXXOX5X9X3X09.
Send immediately to my office any form of your identification, which could be your driver's license, data page of your state identification card, forward your name, address and direct telephone number.
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