Craigslist, Ebay and other online buying/selling scams.
#383912 by Michelle Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:16 am
From: Colony Bank <[email protected]>

We are contacting you regarding the business between you and Mr. Tamica Farrel the interested buyer of your item, whom has completed the payment and the total sum of €3,419.00 EUR has been deducted from her account but will not be credited into your bank account until you send us the EMS Speed Post (2-3 Days EXPRESS MAIL / DHL tracking # and scanned receipt as proof after sending the item out to it's destination. Below is the information to send the item to:

Name : Olusola Wole
Address : 20 Marshall path, Thamesmead.
City/State : London
Zip-Code : SE28 8DX
Telephone : +447042072871

Thank you for using Online Banking System (Wire Transfer) As a Payments . We look forward to serving you online with better services in the future.

Please check the above information if they are correct as entered by our numerous customer .If you are having any problem with it just contact the transfer department at: [email protected]

The transferred Amount will take up to (2-3) working days before your account can be credited,These is due to bank to bank transfer system.Also note that your account will not be credited until you contact us with the ITEM DESCRIPTION,IN WHICH THE TRANSFER IS MADE FOR to be sure that you are the Right owner of the Money and that it is not any form of money laundering,With this we will verify with the item description our Customer made us to believe the transfer is been made for.

This is to guide against Crediting an account for Wrong Payment and Cautiousness.

The transferred Amount will not be credited into your Bank account if we cannot verify that the Item has been shipped to the buyer from the Courier Service Used and confirming that the item on transit is what you have made us believe the transfer is meant for. The Scan shipment document (Receipt) gave to you by the Shipment/Freight Company or Tracking Number must be sent to us in order to Protect Our Customer.

This will be filed for documentation purposes and unforeseen future references that might arise.

If there is an error in the payment details above, Please we advise that you correct it and contact our Customer/Technical Dept at: Click Here. You can send the SCAN RECEIPT or SHIPMENT REFERENCE NUMBER stating the TRANSFER NUMBER: 419Q as the Subject for easy clarifications.

Note:Your account will be credited immediately upon confirmation of the details required by us moreover our customer cannot abort the transfer after you might have sent the tracking number to us.

Thank you for using Colony

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#390044 by Michelle Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:19 am
Colony Bank <[email protected]>

We've placed a temporary hold on the funds for this transaction

We are Sorry for the Late response, We have Detected on Our System that the Bank Transfer sent to you by the client is an International Bank Transfer from the United Kingdom to Portugal, So Due to this we have seen that we are Unable to Transfer/Activate the Payment to your Bank Account. The International Transfer Agency have requested for a fee of €600.00 EUR and this fee has been paid by you because we have place the transaction on HOLD.

The United Kingdom Parcel Authority is Awaiting Customs clearance (import duties and local taxes) in-corporation with the International Transfer Agency

There is change for high value goods over the threshold provided by HMRC and the UK Government

-You purchase the goods or receive them as a gift
-The goods are new or used (including antiques)
-The goods are for your private use or for re-sale

So we have made an extra deduction of ( €650.00 EUR ) from the Buyer Account to send you an additional payment with €600.00 EUR for the total amount of ( €1,840.00 EUR ) and the remaining €50.00 EUR has been given to you as compensation and for the Money Transfer charges and for us to Check if the System can Activate it to your Bank Account. So we will like you to Contact the Buyer (Mr Elvin Lindgren) and how you are going to refund the money for the International Transfer Charges so that we can be able to Transfer the Money to your Account Within 40 Min.

You are requested to make a refund of €600.00 EUR for the **International Transfer Charges** Via International Bank Transfer to the Technical Team Department immediately as shown below:

Below is a step by step guide on how to make the transfer: (International Bank Transfer)

1. Visit your bank branch and ask for INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER FORM.
2. Double check your transfer limit.
3. Enter the recipient's bank details.
4. Enter the amount and choose the currency you want for the recipient bank. (€600.00 EUR)
5. Pay the transfer processing fee.
6. Choose Express/Instant payment transfer method.

Account Name : JAMES GODSON
Checking account number : 0283984224
Swift Code : UPNBUS44
Routing number : 061101375
Bank address : 3511 camp creek parkway east point, GA, 30344
Country : United States

7. You are to transfer the sum of €600.00 EUR :,

Your Account will be credited accordingly upon the receipt of details requested. Should either be sent in JPG format or send type details as:

Sender's Name:
Amount Sent:
BANK PAYMENT Scanned Receipt :

Please Note that we have given such advice in other to enable us activate the money into your Account. This is to certify you that there is 100% maximum guarantee on your payment,and we are very sorry for the inconveniences.


NOTE: We will like to Advise you that you Should Not send the Payment Slip requested above to the client, make sure that you send it to us First so that we can Process your Money. We hope that you understand our Message, so we have provided the Information you will use to send the money via International Bank Transfer also we want you to know that the money has been approved, refund the €600.00 EUR So, that we can activate the money within 40 Min we can receive the details from you.

The Payment Slip Information should be sent directly to us for verification and then you can send the information to the buyer after your money is released into your Account. We shall be expecting to read from you as soon as possible.

We want to let you know that we are securing all payment transfer papers that will delay your payment such as:

The Anti Terrorist and Drug Law Clearances, Financial Service Authority (FSA), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (Fincen) AND The Financial Action Task Force (on Money Laundering) (FATF). Without this Clearances nothing will be done, you will only pay the Agent fee and signatory of the above mentioned documents from your local branch in Hong Kong for your payment to be paid to you.
Thank you for using Colony Bank® Online Secure Banking System (Wire Transfer)®.

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