The following is a scam mail I received in my box last week, with title: apply for your new ATM Microchips and PIN Card (VERVE).
This is the mail:
From: Central Bank of Nigeria [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 2:17 PM
To: undisclosed recipients:
Subject: APPLY FOR YOUR NEW ATM MICROCHIPS AND PIN CARD (VERVE)
Dear ATM Card User,
This is to hereby notify you of the recent Central Bank of Nigeria
Directive to all banks to switch to the new and secured chip ATM cards.
With this directive,all old ATM cards shall be inactivated.
With the new Cards,there shall be no more transaction charges when you use
your ATM cards and it is more secured.go to the website below to register for your new card;
You are getting this mail because you have not updated.
Office Address:Tinubu Square,Lagos
Postal Address:P.M.B. 12194,Lagos.
Fax: +234(1)882 617
SCAM CBN site: http://customeroperation.t35.com/online/cbn.html
Heres the screenshot of the fraudulent website: (click to enlarge)
Kudos to these scammers, they at least put some energy? into their endeavor by listing all Nigerian banks, and trying to show ‘many people’ logged on. See screenshots below:
Can scammers be rebranded?
Yes, and maybe No.
not until our guys at the EFCC get their act together, employ core IT people into core IT areas to track and bait scammers. The EFCC website itslef is hosted abroad – thus they are dependent on their own ‘service providers’. How then can the EFCC provide service?
Mr. Tony Ede’s P.O.Box and phone numbers above are valid. If you call the number, it will ring, someone will pick up and say hello. I tried it, told the man I wanted to speak to Amaka, and our guy (whether he’s Mr. Tony or not, I don’t know) told me its a wrong number.
Can God help us? maybe Not.