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The "Ecobank and United Nations 2018 Compensations Payments" Scams

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The "Ecobank and United Nations 2018 Compensations Payments" Scams

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Recipients of email messages like the one below regarding "Ecobank/United Nations 2018 Compensations Payments" are scams or fake emails being sent by online scammers to their potential victims. The scammers send fake and fraudulent email messages to their potential victims to trick them into sending their personal information. The potential victims' information will then be used to contact them in an attempt to trick them into sending money, which the scammers will claim is for processing fee, taxes, delivery fee, transfer fee or some other fee. But, if the potential victims send their money, the scammers will take it and disappear, and not send the money that was promised.

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The "Ecobank/United Nations 2018 Compensations Payments" Scam

From: kanokwan <kanokwan@tstc.co.th>

Date: Sun, Feb 17, 2019, 4:32 PM

Subject: ATTENTION DEAR FUNDS BENEFICIARY !

To:

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ATTENTION:

We are writing you regarding the transfer of your compensations funds which ought to commence immediately haven received your details needed for the transfer. Haven done all the proper verification exercise from all our department, we found you worthy of the cash compensations in the ECOBANK/UNITED NATIONS 2018 COMPENSATIONS PAYMENTS program organized by UNITED NATIONS/NIGERIA GOVERNMENT aimed at redeeming the country's image and also to try to put an end to the incessant scams reports by foreigners especially from US. However, after this compensations is paid, the country will decline any other report from you should you fall into the hands of this perpetrators again. Meanwhile, as for now everything seem to be working in your favor, all that we require from you now, is your maximum cooperation for smooth transfer of your money through our paying bank to you.

We are writing to inform you that we have finalized the release and transfer of your compensations of $4,500,000.00 (FOUR MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS), to your account but we wish to let you know of the final stage requirements as stated below:

1. A completed transfer slip (Fill the required info and leave others for official use).

Information Required

*Your Full Name

*Your Residential Address:

*Your Phone Number:

*Date Of Birth:

*Occupation:

*Nationality:

2. A picture of receipt of the sum of $450USD (FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS) which stands for the TRANSFER CHARGES for the transfer of your compensation funds value $4,500,000.00 and the processing of other required documents to back the said amount like CERTIFICATE OF CLEAR SOURCE OF FUND, UN ANTI-TERRORIST CERTIFICATE, CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT, etc. made payable directly to the Accountant/Processing Officer to the UN monitoring committee, Blessing Eze here in Nigeria through WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER or MoneyGram. Provide us the full details of the sender such as;

SENDER:

First Name:.........................

Last Name:..............

Address/Country:.....................

AMOUNT SENT:....................

MTCN:...............................

Test Question(If any):..............

Answer(If any):.....................

RECEIVER:

Name: Blessing Eze

State/Country: Lagos/Nigeria.

Preferably, you can send the scanned copy of the receipt. Ensure you keep safe the receipt for documentation purpose and when demanded by the monitoring committee during cross-checking.

Note that your funds is protected by a hardcover insurance policy closely monitored by the UN monitoring committee,This means that the above charges cannot be deducted from the compensations and hence must be provided by you before your transfer can be effected. Please respond to this email by making available the charge above.

As soon as the above requirements are met and payments for COT (Cost Of Transfer) is paid, and the details of the payment received, your funds will reach you accordingly within 48hours.

CONGRATULATIONS IN ADVANCE!!!

Hoping to hear from you soonest

Yours faithfully,

Melissa Drehmel

ECOBANK/UNITED NATIONS 2006 COMPENSATIONS PAYMENTS DEPT.

Tel: +234 907 362 6692

NOTE: The Nigerian Government will decline any other complains of scam should you fall victim again after this compensations is paid and transferred to you. So be warned!!!

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  • Mar 4, 2019 at 11:11 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Dr. Michael Collins" <fidelitybankalpha@gmail.com>
    Subject: Re: Release of your Accrued Interest Payment via Certified Bank Draft!!!
    Date: 02 March 2019 at 12:38:15 SAST
    To: undisclosed-recipients:;
    Reply-To: ecobnkplc0000@gmail.com

    From: Dr. Michael Collins
    Director, NDIC Unit
    Ecobank Nigeria Plc.
    Tel: 234 7013576747

    Attn: Sir/Madam,

    Re: Release of your Accrued Interest Payment via Certified Bank Draft.

    The management of Ecobank Nigeria Plc through International Collaboration/Networking of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), wishes to inform you about your interest sum of US$870,000.00 that was accrued from your inheritance sum, which we have been notify by the International Association of Deposit Insurers (IADI) of World Bank of Switzerland to release to you.

    We want to use this medium inform you that the above interest has been approved for payment to your through International Certified Bank Draft, and the draft has been raised in your favor and ready for delivery to you, which you are required to provide us with your full name and current contact address together with your direct telephone number for the delivery of your draft to you.

    Meanwhile, be informed that we shall be delivering this draft to you through DHL Express Delivery to your house address, which you shall lodge to any bank of your choice, and it will take only 48hrs to get to you.

    More so, you are to note that you should take care of the draft delivery fee of US$85 is payable to the DHL Express delivery chief cashier officer here in Nigeria, and this courier service charges should be made either by western union money transfer or money gram.

    In view of that, the above offices will not be held responsible for your inability to respond to this official letter within 2 banking days, because the World bank has given us a 4 working days mandate to conclude with this transaction.

    In case if you need any clarification, do not hesitate to ask, we are always there to meet your needs.

    On behalf of
    Ecobank Nigeria Plc

    Dr.Michael Collins
    Director, NDIC Unit
    Ecobank Nigeria Plc
    Call my direct number 234 7013576747"

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