Peter Amangbo, Zenith Bank (scam alert)

This is a classic advance fee fraud, one that even claims to be connected with the classic source of such frauds, the Central Bank of Nigeria.

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The scammer claims his name is “Peter Amangbo” and that he represents Zenith Bank. There may actually be such a person, because scammers often steal the names of real people to make their scam messages sound authentic.

From: “Zenith Bank Plc”@mail.epharmatecnologia.com.br,
“test@alvotelecom.net.br”@mail.epharmatecnologia.com.br
Subject: Re: Funds Transfer Notification”s
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2015

Re: Bank Payment Notification/Wire Transfer Approvals

Am Mr. Peter Amangbo Chief Executive Officer Zenith Bank Plc, We wish to inform you that you have been recommended by Zenith Bank Plc, to pay you the sum of ($8.5Million United States Dollars) which is based on the understanding and current proposed legislative payment agreement with the Nigerian government and the Central Bank Of Nigeria . for more details and directive contact us on our private email ID (zenithbankng1@financier.com)

Our Bank as a member of the financial services compensation scheme established under the financial services and market act 2007 as at 31 Dec, The Bank is subjected to pay all outstanding debts within the European Economic Areas and Deposits denominated in all currencies and treated alike. To ensure we carry out our normal payment procedures accurately and to help in continually improve our services and interest of security; we therefore demand that you send your proper identity to confirm your person as the beneficiary. We shall also require you to confirm your acceptance to receive this funds. You are also advised to send us your personal details in the manner stated below for the release of your funds into your designed bank account. Note Your information will be treated with utmost security and shall be used for services related reasons only. We would like to inform you that our Bank shall be making transfer to your account once we have received your full accepta nce replying this mail.

1. Your Full name……………….
2. Your telephone………………….
3. Your country……………………..
4. Copy of your driver”s license…………….
5. Your bank name…………………………………….
6. Your account number……………………………..
7. Bank routing……………………………………………
8. Swift code………………………………………………..
9. Account holder”s name……………………………..

Yours sincerely,
Mr. Peter Amangbo
Chief Executive Officer Zenith Bank Plc

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