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Paula Burger
Paardekraal, Gauteng, South Africa
2012-02-02 01:32:28
Classified Ads Scam
Paypal (paypal.com)
+5 Nigeria shipping and payment pending from Bank of America  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Rita Larry and Ada Sanchez
Email Address:
   ritalarry.soll@gmail.comada0426@ymail.com
Good day All.

Selling products online and receiving a response from someone situated any where in the world requesting the products to be shipped to Nigeria...PLEASE BE CAREFUL.

They will go through the whole sale and then when the proof of payment comes through, it is in a mail format and they are paying in USD. The mail you will receive as payment confirmation will state Bank of America, however the email address domain will be either consultants.com of accountant.com. The mail format and grammer on this mail is horrible and there are font differences, colours which you can only imagine an toddler to use. The main discription in the mail would state something like the amount of $800 has been deducted from their clients account and give your the clients banking details as well as yours and then the TRICK, the payment is pending transfer to your account. You need to send the \"bank\" the shipment details and then they will transfer the money into your account. Bank of America does not have this type of policy, they transfer money at your request, there is nothing as described in their policy. Also on this mail there would be buttons to go to the website of the bank etc. however these buttons/links are not active. Bank notifications don\'t come in this format.

Please be careful, I had 2 of these on the same day and caught both of them in an instance, different email addresses from where the notification was sent, and the info and pictures etc on the mails differed, but the main content or TRICK was the same, ship and then transfer.

If the money is transferred and in your account, bank or paypal you will never receive anything stating that you need to ship before the 3rd party pays the amount to your account.

Example is below.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bank of America
Date: Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Subject: BANK OF AMERICA TRANSFER APPROVAL NOTIFICATION
To: sgtabletpc@gmail.com










Dear,DigiMart C.C,

This is an email from Bank Of America to inform you that you have just received payment from our customer Rita Larry or a package. This payment has just been sent, so you are to allow 24 hours after shipment details have been provided by you and verified before payment is transferred to your account.

Please view the transfer details below if accurate.






Below Are The Payment Details For This Transfer........................







Account Hold Name: D************.
Account Number: 62**********
Bank Name: FNB**********
Branch Code: ************
Country:South Africa

$1892 USD




Creditor\'s Banking Information.








Name On Account: Rita Larry
Account Number: 01783176
Creditor\'s Bank Name: Bank Of America
Bank Branch: Georgia District: Bank Of America

Transfer Description



ABOUT THIS MESSAGE:

This payment has been approved and it is pending until you send to us the shipment details for the Item. You are to send out the item that has been paid for by our client and send the shipment details to us in other for negotiations to be commenced with your bank and finally transfer the money to your account. If the shipment details is not received, payment will not be credited into your account.

Failure to send out the item and provide the bank with the shipment details will result to a complain file to Government against you as a suspected fraud. We have come to notice that some sellers after receiving payment, they do not send out the item that where paid for, and when this happens, customers come to hold the bank responsible and not the seller.

When the shipment details are received from you, we will start the verification process. Contacts will be made to the agency that shipment was made. Some sellers provide fake shipment details. If it turns out that the shipment details are false, this automatically means the you are a scam and we will be reported to the Authorities for an immediate arrest.



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Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-07-25 14:32:33
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   William Lucas
Email Address:
   tracy4luv61@gmail.com
Exactly the same happened to me. I am advertising an Iphone for sale on Gumtree - and was contacted by William Lucas - offering to buy at full price PLUS R2000 for shipping fees. These people must think we are all stupid! I got exactly the same confirmation as above.

Scam Email
Email received originally from : lucas william [lucaswilliam87@yahoo.com] Follow up \"Bank confirmation\" from: tracy61luv@gmail.com \"on behalf of Bank of America\"

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-02-27 16:03:23
 Scammer
  Information
Email Address:
   tracy4luv61@gmail.com
Dear                                                                                                              Thank you for using  Bank of America for your online auctions. We at  Bank of America are ensuring that all our customers and auction site are fraud free.We just want to let you know that we are yet to give you the security answer for the sum of  due to the fact  that shipment details hasn't been confirmed. Therefore, Kindly get the parcel shipped and get back to us with the shipment tracking information  so that we can confirm shipment and the sum of ZAR  will be credited to you immediately.                                      
In our efforts to secure our merchants, We are now receiving payments for items that are to be shipped internationally through our secure database server as to ensure that the seller and buyer do their responsibility in every transaction we handle.We have received and confirmed payment from the buyer of the Goods. This payment is currently pending, due to the security measures  we have taken..You are now required to ship out the item and send us the shipment reference number for verification of shipment. As soon as we have verified the shipment which does not require much time to be confirmed,the security answer will be provided to you. This security methods have been taken due to fraudulent sellers.      
NOTE: DO NOT SEND THE TRACKING NUMBER TO THE CLIENT RATHER ALL SHIPMENT TRACKING NUMBER MUST BE FORWARDED TO US FOR PROPER INVESTIGATION.
Our customer service consultants are online 24 hours a day to reply to any question that you may have. For further enquirers or any question regarding your payment or regarding where you are to send the shipment details to, you can contact our consultant at boa_america@in.com   Thanks for using Bank Of America Online Payment. We are looking forward to serving your online payment better in the future.
 
       Sincerely, 
Charles H Noski Executive Vice President

Scam Email
Dear             ,                                                                                                  Thank you for using  Bank of America for your online auctions. We at  Bank of America are ensuring that all our customers and auction site are fraud free.We just want to let you know that we are yet to give you the security answer for the sum of  due to the fact  that shipment details hasn\'t been confirmed. Therefore, Kindly get the parcel shipped and get back to us with the shipment tracking information  so that we can confirm shipment and the sum of ZAR  will be credited to you immediately.                                       In our efforts to secure our merchants, We are now receiving payments for items that are to be shipped internationally through our secure database server as to ensure that the seller and buyer do their responsibility in every transaction we handle.We have received and confirmed payment from the buyer of the Goods. This payment is currently pending, due to the security measures  we have taken..You are now required to ship out the item and send us the shipment reference number for verification of shipment. As soon as we have verified the shipment which does not require much time to be confirmed,the security answer will be provided to you. This security methods have been taken due to fraudulent sellers.       NOTE: DO NOT SEND THE TRACKING NUMBER TO THE CLIENT RATHER ALL SHIPMENT TRACKING NUMBER MUST BE FORWARDED TO US FOR PROPER INVESTIGATION. Our customer service consultants are online 24 hours a day to reply to any question that you may have. For further enquirers or any question regarding your payment or regarding where you are to send the shipment details to, you can contact our consultant at boa_america@in.com   Thanks for using Bank Of America Online Payment. We are looking forward to serving your online payment better in the future.          Sincerely,  Charles H Noski Executive Vice President

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-02-27 15:52:24
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   kareem alaih
Email Address:
   aliahk250@gmail.com
Dear                                                                                                              Thank you for using  Bank of America for your online auctions. We at  Bank of America are ensuring that all our customers and auction site are fraud free.We just want to let you know that we are yet to give you the security answer for the sum of ZAR3200.00  due to the fact  that shipment details hasn't been confirmed. Therefore, Kindly get the parcel shipped and get back to us with the shipment tracking information  so that we can confirm shipment and the sum of ZAR3200.00  will be credited to you immediately.                                      
In our efforts to secure our merchants, We are now receiving payments for items that are to be shipped internationally through our secure database server as to ensure that the seller and buyer do their responsibility in every transaction we handle.We have received and confirmed payment from the buyer of the Goods. This payment is currently pending, due to the security measures  we have taken..You are now required to ship out the item and send us the shipment reference number for verification of shipment. As soon as we have verified the shipment which does not require much time to be confirmed,the security answer will be provided to you. This security methods have been taken due to fraudulent sellers.      
NOTE: DO NOT SEND THE TRACKING NUMBER TO THE CLIENT RATHER ALL SHIPMENT TRACKING NUMBER MUST BE FORWARDED TO US FOR PROPER INVESTIGATION.
Our customer service consultants are online 24 hours a day to reply to any question that you may have. For further enquirers or any question regarding your payment or regarding where you are to send the shipment details to, you can contact our consultant at boa_america@in.com   Thanks for using Bank Of America Online Payment. We are looking forward to serving your online payment better in the future.
 
       Sincerely, 
Charles H Noski Executive Vice President

Scam Email
Dear             ,                                                                                                  Thank you for using  Bank of America for your online auctions. We at  Bank of America are ensuring that all our customers and auction site are fraud free.We just want to let you know that we are yet to give you the security answer for the sum of ZAR3200.00  due to the fact  that shipment details hasn\'t been confirmed. Therefore, Kindly get the parcel shipped and get back to us with the shipment tracking information  so that we can confirm shipment and the sum of ZAR3200.00  will be credited to you immediately.                                       In our efforts to secure our merchants, We are now receiving payments for items that are to be shipped internationally through our secure database server as to ensure that the seller and buyer do their responsibility in every transaction we handle.We have received and confirmed payment from the buyer of the Goods. This payment is currently pending, due to the security measures  we have taken..You are now required to ship out the item and send us the shipment reference number for verification of shipment. As soon as we have verified the shipment which does not require much time to be confirmed,the security answer will be provided to you. This security methods have been taken due to fraudulent sellers.       NOTE: DO NOT SEND THE TRACKING NUMBER TO THE CLIENT RATHER ALL SHIPMENT TRACKING NUMBER MUST BE FORWARDED TO US FOR PROPER INVESTIGATION. Our customer service consultants are online 24 hours a day to reply to any question that you may have. For further enquirers or any question regarding your payment or regarding where you are to send the shipment details to, you can contact our consultant at boa_america@in.com   Thanks for using Bank Of America Online Payment. We are looking forward to serving your online payment better in the future.          Sincerely,  Charles H Noski Executive Vice President

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2014-02-27 15:46:13
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   kareem alaih
Email Address:
   aliahk250@gmail.com
Dear             MJ Roodman,                                                                                                  Thank you for using  Bank of America for your online auctions. We at  Bank of America are ensuring that all our customers and auction site are fraud free.We just want to let you know that we are yet to give you the security answer for the sum of ZAR3200.00  due to the fact  that shipment details hasn't been confirmed. Therefore, Kindly get the parcel shipped and get back to us with the shipment tracking information  so that we can confirm shipment and the sum of ZAR3200.00  will be credited to you immediately.                                      
In our efforts to secure our merchants, We are now receiving payments for items that are to be shipped internationally through our secure database server as to ensure that the seller and buyer do their responsibility in every transaction we handle.We have received and confirmed payment from the buyer of the Goods. This payment is currently pending, due to the security measures  we have taken..You are now required to ship out the item and send us the shipment reference number for verification of shipment. As soon as we have verified the shipment which does not require much time to be confirmed,the security answer will be provided to you. This security methods have been taken due to fraudulent sellers.      
NOTE: DO NOT SEND THE TRACKING NUMBER TO THE CLIENT RATHER ALL SHIPMENT TRACKING NUMBER MUST BE FORWARDED TO US FOR PROPER INVESTIGATION.
Our customer service consultants are online 24 hours a day to reply to any question that you may have. For further enquirers or any question regarding your payment or regarding where you are to send the shipment details to, you can contact our consultant at boa_america@in.com   Thanks for using Bank Of America Online Payment. We are looking forward to serving your online payment better in the future.
 
       Sincerely, 
Charles H Noski Executive Vice President

Scam Email
Dear             MJ Roodman,                                                                                                  Thank you for using  Bank of America for your online auctions. We at  Bank of America are ensuring that all our customers and auction site are fraud free.We just want to let you know that we are yet to give you the security answer for the sum of ZAR3200.00  due to the fact  that shipment details hasn\'t been confirmed. Therefore, Kindly get the parcel shipped and get back to us with the shipment tracking information  so that we can confirm shipment and the sum of ZAR3200.00  will be credited to you immediately.                                       In our efforts to secure our merchants, We are now receiving payments for items that are to be shipped internationally through our secure database server as to ensure that the seller and buyer do their responsibility in every transaction we handle.We have received and confirmed payment from the buyer of the Goods. This payment is currently pending, due to the security measures  we have taken..You are now required to ship out the item and send us the shipment reference number for verification of shipment. As soon as we have verified the shipment which does not require much time to be confirmed,the security answer will be provided to you. This security methods have been taken due to fraudulent sellers.       NOTE: DO NOT SEND THE TRACKING NUMBER TO THE CLIENT RATHER ALL SHIPMENT TRACKING NUMBER MUST BE FORWARDED TO US FOR PROPER INVESTIGATION. Our customer service consultants are online 24 hours a day to reply to any question that you may have. For further enquirers or any question regarding your payment or regarding where you are to send the shipment details to, you can contact our consultant at boa_america@in.com   Thanks for using Bank Of America Online Payment. We are looking forward to serving your online payment better in the future.          Sincerely,  Charles H Noski Executive Vice President

No Name   (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) Added the following extra information on :2012-07-10 13:41:38
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Brian Cellier
Received message from ebay user asking to pay by wire transfer. When providing your details, you receive the following email from the "Bank of America":
This is an automated generated email from Bank of Americaâ„¢ to inform you that an online transfer was made on your behalf today from our bank for your eBay Item (###). This payment was approved today at about 02:27 AEST. This amount AU $870.00, was paid by Mr Brian Cellier and some Banking Details were retrieved from the payee as stated below.
Seller Banking Information's received : ***************************** Account Name:- ### Account Number:- ### BSB:- ### Swift Code:- ### Bank:- ### Location:- ###
Above are the Account Details we received for the transfer and we need you to verify that the provided Information are correct after which you MUST proceed with the given guidelines below.
The rest of the email asks to send the merchandise to Nigeria before the bank will release the funds.

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