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Is "Intercontinental Trust Bank" Website at itb-ke.com Fraudulent?

2018-08-07T21:23:52 -  +
Is "Intercontinental Trust Bank" Website at itb-ke.com Fraudulent?

The website, www.itb-ke.com, which calls itself "Intercontinental Trust Bank," and claims it is Africa’s global bank, appears to be untrustworthy. The email below was sent to me from the same website, claiming that they have received information regarding a check of $1,000,000 issued in my name. But, I am not aware of such money being given to me by anyone or an organization, so I know some online scammers are attempting to scam me.

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It appears the scammers' initial aim to phish or trick recipients into sending them their personal and other sensitive information. Once they have received the information, they will attempt to trick their potential victims into sending them money, which they will claim is for some deposit fee, processing fee, taxes or some other miscellaneous fees.

The "Intercontinental Trust Bank" Email Message

From: Intercontinental Trust Bank <info@itb-ke.com>

Date: Mon, Aug 6, 2018, 4:39 PM

Subject: International Fund Remittance Procedure

INTERCONTINENTAL TRUST BANK

568/1246 Azure Towers,

Rhapta Rd. Westlands, Nairobi. Kenya.

Tel: +(254) 771 403 987

Fax: +(254) 700 2543 254

info@itb-ke.com

The Director, International Transfer Dept.

Date: Aug. 06, 2018.

Dear.

INTERNATIONAL FUND REMITTANCE PROCEDURE

You are welcome to Intercontinental Trust Bank....Banking for you! where customer satisfaction is our priority. We offer opportunities to work in any part of our business, which includes investment, personal and business banking, wealth management and a host of other Services from Risk Management to Customer Service Centers.

We are in receipt of information as per the check of $1,000,000 issued in your name. It is our Ultimate aim that you experience our first class hospitality in the world of Banking and this is illustrated by the availability of choice Accounts modeled to suit your interest.

Please find attached copy of Account Application Form. Fill properly the spaces provided with correct information that will facilitate your account setup within 24 hours. You are to provide us a scanned copy of any government issued ID like your international passport,Driver`s License,Voter`s ID,Tax ID or any form of Legal identity via email attachment along with the completed Account Form.

Below are the different Account types and corresponding opening fees for non residential Applicant:

TYPES OF ACCOUNT : MINIMUM OPENING DEPOSIT

1. Savings Account => $100. 00 (One Hundred Dollars)

** Saving Account allows for easy transfer of fund,Reflects in destination Account in 3 working days.

2. Current Account => $150. 00 (One fifty Dollars)

** Current Account allows for easy transfer also. The transfer Reflects in Destination account after 24 hours.

3. Premium Account => $200. 00 (Two Hundred Dollars)

** Premium Account allows for instant transfer and Instant reflection of fund in your account. It is the fastest of our services.

After your Account setup is completed,your check will be cleared into it from where you can initiate an International transfer to any local Bank Account in the world or request delivery of a Debit Card for cash withdrawals...The choice is yours.

Fill out the necessary information in the account application form and submit back via email attachment. On receipt of the above with specification of Account type, a cashier name will be sent to you immediately for remittance of your Account opening balance in order facilitate Account setup and transfer of your fund.

NB: Account deposit fee is fully refundable upon Termination of Account.

Yours in service,

Mr. Peter Elias

International Banking Division

Tel: +254 732 527 691

www.itb-ke.com - The "Intercontinental Trust Bank" Website

www.itb-ke.com - The Intercontinental Trust Bank

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