Bank of America Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

The fake Bank of America email below is a scam. Recipients are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it. The fake email is being sent by scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money or personal information. An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.

Bank of America Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

A Bank of America Advance-Fee Scam


Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 9:40 AM

Subject: Hi! Dear legal beneficiary


Co-Chief Operating Officer Of Bank of America

100 North Tryon Street

Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202 U.S.

RE/NO: 002-BOA/0047/2013

Founded: 1928, office cell 1139

direct text= (504) 407-2573

Hi! Dear legal beneficiary

we believed you have received this letter before.

On behalf of the entire staff of the Bank of America, The Management of the Bank of America Corporate Office Headquarters here in NEW YORK

USA, wishes to inform you that after a brief meeting held by the Co-Chief Operating Officer Of Bank of America on the 5th January 2019,

we deem it appropriate to intimate you that your funds will be transferred into Mrs. Annette Cang bank account of Treasury bank

account of the united state of America if you failed to send the required fee, According to the record we got from our payment Office

due to your inability to complete the transaction and your failure to meet up with a payment obligation. The actual transfer of your funds

US$10.5 Million into Mrs. Annette Cang account comes up next 2 days.

The United States Insurance Policy fee is mandatory for any transfer of funds here in the USA involving amounts above $1,000,000.00 (One

million USD).The amount to be transferred into your account is US$10.5Million and is far above $1 Million. This is why the 95USD fee is

required and the fee cannot be deducted from source in accordance with section 3 subsection 2(a) of the Huge Funds Transfer Regulation Act

HFTRA of 2001 promulgated by law after the terrorist attack on our dear country.

Meanwhile, note that this is the only fees that you will bear the cost and your approval funds sum of US$10.5 Million (Ten Million Five

hundred thousand Dollars) will transfer to you without any delays, and will are doing Auditing for the year 2019, so we want your funds

US$10.5 Million to be transferred into your nominated bank account the same day we receive this fee from you. We are doing banking Auditing

for the year 2019, so we advise you to treat as matter of urgency and try as much as possible you can to raise and come up with the fees of

$95 dollars for (Fund Legality Certificate and Bulk Money Transfer Permit Certificate) and send it to Bank of America Accountant Officer

in Nairobi Kenya as the funds origin/Cashier Office immediately you receive this email, so that we can transfer your Funds into your bank

account before closing for the day, We are doing banking Auditing for the year 2019 and all unclaimed fund will be cancel and send back to

Mrs. Annette Cang account as true beneficiary of this funds.

Note that if you still wish to receive your funds do get back to us immediately with requirements so that we will remove your funds

transfer from the list of those transactions to be seized by the United States Government. Also be informed that we need only a Fund

Legality Certificate and Bulk Money Transfer Permit Certificate to complete the wire transfer. The fee to obtain the Fund Legality

Certificate and Bulk Money Transfer Permit Certificate was reduced from $95 to $95 and no other fee is involved. You are required to

send the fee of $95 by WESTERN UNION OR MONEY GRAM to the Bank of America Accountant Officer/Cashier Office where your transaction

originated as stated below:


Receiver Name : (Wycliff Andiva Embela)

Country: Kenya


amount $95

Test question: In god

answer: we trust

Sender's name and Full Sender's Address:

MTCN Number

If we receive the MTCN today, we will transfer your funds US$10,500,000.00 (Ten Million Five hundred thousand Dollars) before we

close office and the funds will reflect 3 hours after the transfer. We will send you all the transfer documents to enable you start making

cash withdrawals from your account same day the funds are transferred.We have waited for so long and we cannot continue to wait. Meanwhile,

a woman came to this bank a few days ago with a letter claiming to be your true representative and she agreed to pay the charges. Here is

her information below.

Bank of America

2075 S. Victoria Ave, Ventura, CA 93003

Acct. name: Mrs. Rybacki Linda William

Type: Checking

Account# 003767127294

Routing # 063100277

Failing to reply this email and pay the required fee of $95USD urgently we shall proceed to issue all payments details to the said

Mrs. Annette Cang if we do not hear from you within the next 24 hours from today. We are sorry for any inconvenience the delay in

transferring of your fund must have caused you. but we need your urgent reply and congratulations.NB: THIS TRANSACTION IS BEING



Chief Risk Officer

Co-chief Operating Officer,

Bank of America Office North Carolina

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February 21, 2020 at 6:59 PM by
Bank of America Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

They must think I was born yesterday to fall for this:

"From: Dr. Geoffrey S. Greener <>

Sent: 21 February 2020 00:05

Subject: Bank Of America.Corporate Office Headquarters.

Bank Of America.Corporate Office Headquarters.

100 N. Tryon St Charlotte, NC 28255 USA.

Our Ref: BOA/IRU/SFE/133/WD/012

Working Hours: Monday-Friday

8 a.m.-9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time(EDT)

Web ttp://

Notification Update Of Charity Organization Fund Worth The Sum Of

$25,000,000.00 (Twenty Five Million United State Dollars ) Deposited

by Mrs.Jennifer Dwight Helisa, With the JP Morgan Chase Bank.


Please Pay Attention,

This is an urgent notification payment update which will be a great help to you in receiving Charity Organization unclaimed fund which you abandon with JP Morgan Chase Bank, while they have already set up your account here in Bank of America, I am very amazed by saw your file here this morning with all your information from our central computer stating that abandoned Charity Organization fund worth of $25,000,000.00 ( Twenty Five Million United state Dollars ) still under your name,which Mrs.Jennifer Dwight Helisa,deposited, I want to know from you the reason why you abandoned such big amount of fund in

JP Morgan Chase Bank, while your account here in Bank of America is ready for long up till this moment without any claims by you the beneficiary, after a brief meeting held by the Bank executives yesterday at precisely 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) we deem it appropriate to intimate you that your funds will be transferred into the United States Treasury Account with the JP Morgan Chase Headquarters at 270 Park Avenue in New York according to the record we got due to your inability to complete the transaction and your failure to meet up with a minor payment obligation,

The actual amount involved to transfer to you is ($25,000,000,00,) Twenty Five Million United State Dollars ) into the government account comes up after the next 48 hours from now if failing to comply, this is in line with the instructions of the USA Treasurer, Mrs. Rosa Gumataotao Rios that all unclaimed funds should be paid into the United States Government Treasury Account as serviceable funds in compliance to section 3 subsection 1(a) of the United States Financial Law enacted in 2001 after an attack on our dear country on September 11,2001. Find below the profile of the banking institution where your

funds will be transferred into following the government directive after 48 hours if failing to comply, and note to responds to us with below Name of Bank: JP Morgan Chase Headquarters at 270 Park Avenue in New York. JP Morgan Chase Official Bankers for the United States Treasury Department,but I am very amazed if you still remembered Mrs.Jennifer Dwight Helisa,the depositor of reference Charity Organization Fund.

AC NO: 68302345093

Routing NO:021109593

Account Name: United States Treasury Department,USA

Note: If you still wish to receive this Charity Organization Fund funds worth the sum of ($25,000,000,00,) Twenty Five Million United State Dollars ) with this Bank I hereby officially notifying you about the present arrangement to pay you as i have been appointed and directed to take in-charge of your Charity Organization Fund payment here in my department during the board meeting therefore I officially contacted you today because the Charity Organization Funds was Re-deposited into the "Federal Suspense Account" because you did not proceed with your Claim as the rightful beneficiary which is well known to the board and management team of Bank. After the verification of your information and banking details which i have with me right now

in my department regarding your Charity Organization fund transfer payment i discovered that what is delaying the final transfer and reflect of your fund worth the sum of $25 Million Dollars into your account is your remaining one required document which is your (Transfer Reflection Access Panel ) that supposed to be approve to you from the JP Morgan Chase Bank, and there is no more times to delayed, if you wish to claims stated fund, but if you no have anymore interest, don’t response back, rather than to delete the message.

Your Charity Organization fund,which deposited by Mrs.Jennifer Dwight Helisa,has been approved and ready for the release and final transfer into your bank account and i am now the person in charge to make this transfer and i am assuring you to follow up my direction since i have been appointed to direct this payment to you in other for us to accomplish this transfer and i promise that you will receive your fund, Meanwhile, We has made an inquiry today about the charge from the department of Mrs. Christine Lagarde, the director in-charge of approving the (Transfer Reflection Access Code) and we have bee informed that approving the (Transfer Reflection Access Code) to you will cost the sum of $150,00, only, due to there new federal government law the fee has been reduce to $150,00,and that will be the only fee you will pay.

Your Bank of America (BOA) Opened on your behalf would be forward to you,once we confirmed the $150 to activate your account through

Routing Number#:

Account Number#:

Swift Code Number#:

Username Pin Code#:

Password Pin Code#:

We hereby advise you to quickly comply with us concerns your above (Transfer Reflection Access Code ) fee, which is the sum of buy Gift Cards i tunes card or google play card one $100 and $50 $150.00.because,JP Morgan Chase Bank, has already set up your account here in Bank of America, and what you need to do right now is to paid your reference (Transfer Reflection Access Code) in form of Itunes Card charge fee to you in other for us to accomplish the final transfer of your fund to reflect into your account.

We encourage you to Treat this matter as urgent today by sending the fee needed for the approving the (Transfer Reflection Access Code) this is your last opportunity, finally, don’t reply back, if your do not have any interest to claims your Charity Organization Fund Worth The Sum Of $25,000,000.00.


Contact Person: Dr. Geoffrey S. Greener

Executive Director for Bank of America.

Tel 1(7604877095


Web ttp://www.bankofameric"

Received via email.


December 8, 2019 at 1:03 PM by
Bank of America Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

Here is another scam

- Forwarded message -

From: BOA <>

Date: Fri, Dec 6, 2019 at 1:37 PM

Subject: Sir/Madam

To: Recipients <>

Dear Sir/Madam,

This is to inform you that we have verified your contract /inheritance file and found out that why you have not received your payment is because you have not fulfilled the obligations given to you in respect of your fund.

Once again, you have to stop hence your further communication with any other person(s) or office(s) regarding this transaction, this is to avoid any hitches in finalizing your payment. We have scheduled your transfer to be effected through our online banking system. To commence, you need to reply back with your information as listed above to ensure you are the true beneficiary.

1. Full Name:...

2. Address:...

3. Country:...

4. Phone number:...

Your transfer is scheduled to be completed under 14 official banking days, that was because your payment file worth of $7,800,000.00 has less than 21 days to expire in this bank and when it expires, the fund will go into the Federal Government treasury account.


Kendrick Luga


August 18, 2019 at 10:46 PM by
Bank of America Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers
info is being used by the scammers.


July 9, 2019 at 10:11 AM by
Bank of America Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

"From: "Bank Of America"<>

Date: July 9, 2019 at 6:49:39 AM EDT

Subject: Attn: Beneficiary,

Reply-To: <>

Instruction To Credit Your Account!


I am Mrs. Christine P. Katziff, the newly-sworn Chief Audit Executive of Bank of America. You will get more information about me here.

We have this day 5th of July 2019 received a payment credit instruction from President of United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump to credit your account with your Outstanding Payment valued at US$36,500,000.00 Million Dollars from the United Nation reserve account,

I have made it my first point of call since taking office to settle all outstanding payments accrued to individuals or corporations with respect to local and overseas contract payment, debt re-scheduling and outstanding compensation payment. This is to make sure all outstanding payments are before the end of this month July 2019.

Meanwhile, after due scrutiny and verification, I confirmed that you have fulfilled all the necessary obligations that will enable the release of your payment to you, but yet your fund worth $36.5 Million was not released to you due to one flimsy excuses or the other from the Bank officials in charge of your payment, because they had the intention of diverting your funds to their private accounts in order to satisfy their selfish interest.

I have your file here in my office and it says that you are yet to receive your fund valued at US$36,500,000.00 (Thirty Six Million Five hundred thousand Dollars only). This Funds will now be transferred to your nominated bank account or your preferred payment option. You are advised to kindly reply this email with the below details enclosed to help us process your payment,

Your Full Name:

Your House Address:

Your Phone Number:.

Your Country:

Your Occupation:

Your Age:

Copy of Your I.D:

Email address:

Your Bank details:

Please do provide the above information accurately, because this office cannot afford to be held liable for any wrong transfer of funds or liability of funds credited into unknown account. As soon as the above mentioned details are received, your payment will be made to you immediately

We are sorry for any inconvenience the delay in transferring of your fund must have caused you. Be informed that this is Bank of America you can call this phone to discuss with the manager in charge 1 (980) 355-5531




Yours Faithfully,

Mrs. Christine P. Katziff,

Chief Audit Executive Officer,

Bank of America Office North Carolina®

Bank Address: 100 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202 U.S.

Payment Value: $36,500.000.00 USD"

Here is another scam.


June 26, 2019 at 5:12 PM by
Bank of America Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

"From: Mrs Kristalina <>

Date: Wed, Jun 26, 2019, 4:54 AM

Subject: Good Day, I am Mrs Kristalina Georgieva director World Bank of America


Good Day, I am Mrs Kristalina Georgieva director World Bank of America and i want to transfer your total Amount of $30.6 Million dollars which your email was selected among 5 lucky winning the lottery and i decided to send your own through bank to bank wire

transfer to your bank account within 30 minute and you will receive alert or call from your bank that your total funds reflect into your bank account information and i needed your full bank account Address to transfer your funds into it and transfer fee will cost you only $25 and buy Google play gift card scratch it very well and snap it picture

send to me to make everything easier transfer your total funds into your account and kindly update me immediately you receive alert..."

Here is another scam.


June 18, 2019 at 6:21 AM by
Bank of America Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers


Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 12:31:49 AM GMT 2

Subject: Re: Matter Of Urgent.

Attention: Beneficiary,

I am Mr. GoodRich D. Maurice, Former United Nations/WHO Ambassador to Benin Republic. With reference to your entitlement fund and in line with the CHANGE OF BENEFICIARY'S APPLICATION, signed by Mrs. Glenda F. Ward with your purported authorization. This issue has been carefully examined and we have declined Mrs. Ward's application as the application lacks regular signature. But Did you ever instruct Mrs. Glenda F. Ward to claim your fund worth US$3.500.000? Below is the bank account information provided by Mrs. Glenda F. Ward saying that you authorized her to claim your fund that you are terminally ill.


2. BANK ADDRESS: Kerrville Texas 78028 USA

3. ACCOUNT #: 32026999

4. ROUTING #: 114922486

If you had not authorized the change of your bank account in respect to your outstanding entitlement Payment, therefore notify me immediately as the notification / declaration was supported with a sworn affidavit from Cotonou high court ref: ilk /jj/202/k2015, dated 10TH June 2019 and signed by Mrs. Glenda Ward who claim and stated in the sworn declaration that you authorized her to claim the said fund on your behalf to a different bank account in the U.S.A as stated above because you were terminally ill and the Doctor who is in charge of your case stated that you will not stay more than one Month before passing away.

This development has caused lots of discrepancies in your payment file that is why we had to suspend your payment and prompted to contact you directly before re-validating your payment. You can be rest assured that I will do everything within my capacity to successfully actualize the quick transfer of your fund to any of your nominated bank account.

Kindly get back to me as soon as possible so that I will direct you on what to do.

Sincerely Yours

Mr. GoodRich D. Maurice

Fmr. United States Ambassador"

Another scam.


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