Beware of the "Scotia Bank Online Transfer With The Ref" Scam

Beware of the "Scotia Bank Online Transfer With The Ref" Scam

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The fake "Scotia Bank Online Transfer With The Ref" email below is another scam created by online scammers to trick Scotia Bank customers into sending them goods. The fake email or scam tricks sellers into believing a payment was made by a buyer via Scotia Bank. The scam instructs the victims to send their goods to the so-called buyer before the payment can be transferred to their accounts. But, the actual buyer is the scammers, who will steal the goods and disappear once it has been shipped and delivered, then move on to another victim.

The "Scotia Bank Online Transfer With The Ref" Scam

From: "Scotia Bank ® Online" <scotiasbankonline@accountant.com>

Date: 2018-03-21 10:01 GMT+01:00




We honour to inform you that we had receive the transfer of (2830,00PLN) been paid to you by Lisa Smith for an Auction of item(s) and the payment has been Processed and Consequently been Approved.

Transaction ID: SCN734983HDW

Beneficiary Name:

Bank Name/Swift Code:


IBAN Number:


We have finished the procedure of the transferring of the full payment to your bank account but you have to ship out the item and send us the tracking number , for your shipment verification so that we can activate your bank account and the full payment of (2830,00PLN) will be transfer to your account from Scotia ® Bank directly to your bank account.

Information And Procedure For The Seller & Buyer

This payment has belong to the Seller and He/She is expected to go ahead and ship out item {s} to the designated address of the Buyer and contact us with the Shipment Posting Receipt/Tracking Number so that we can verify the shipment information and also for us to activate and credit the money into your bank account.

However , the payment will be credited and arrive into your account within 24-Hours immediately after you provide the shipment details to us and we are using this measure in order to protect both Seller and Buyer interest and to reduce the occurrence of fraudulent activities online.

Online Banking

For any enquiry : Contact and Submit the Shipment Document Receipt/Tracking Number to Scotia Bank Transfer department/Verification Dept. ® directly through the following e-mail : {scotiasbankonline@accountant.com}

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  • July 27, 2018 at 4:33 AM by an anonymous user from Novy Jicin, Moravskoslezsky kraj, Czechia

    My sister was contacted by a buyer to her goods. They exchanged few emails about how the transfer will be made. Then mail from Scotia Bank® <service@scotiabankaccountant.com> arrived claiming that the buyer initiated transaction (used ScotiaBank Merchandise Payment Service) and the money (cost of the item transportation fee) were debited from buyers account will be credited to my sister's account, however to protect the buyer they requested to pay the transportation fee (via Western Union).

    That seemed legit, so my sister paid the amount (550EUR).

    Then another mail from the buyer arrived saying that wants to insure the item for the transportation, shortly after that another email from the Scotia Bank arrived saying they debited another 650EUR and they are asking (once again) to pay it. That started to look fishy, but my sister decided to trust and payed another 650EUR (again via Western Union).

    Yesterday another email arrived from Scotia Bank (service@scotiabankaccountant.com) saying that they cannot send transaction smaller than 3500EUR, so they debited the buyer for another 500EUR or so and asking again my sister to pay the amount.

    This didn't make any sense to her so she turned out to me that she was most likely scammed asking me if there's any chance to get the money back.

    Since I'm not really familiar with international transactions and sending stuff across the world I would like to ask for your advice. Is there any chance to cancel those transactions made via Western Union and get the money back?

    Thank you for your advices.


    • October 30, 2018 at 10:54 AM by an anonymous user from Prague, Praha, Czechia

      Do you know which email address definitely belongs to Scotia Bank? is service@scotiabankaccountant.com a real email address? Or does this belong to one of the scammers?


      • October 30, 2018 at 11:03 AM by info

        The email is a fake created by scammers.


    • July 27, 2018 at 5:53 AM by info

      If the money is not picked up, you may stand a chance of getting it back. Therefore, contact Western Union immediately for help.


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Beware of the "Scotia Bank Online Transfer With The Ref" Scam