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#382136 by Carlos Paiva Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:36 am
Just like to register on this site a scam attempt, which I have been involved.

I was contacted by an alleged Manager from Citi Bank, Harold Peterson, through my LinkedIn profile. He sent me a message and connection request, saying that he had a business proposition, thus asking for an email address. I then received the following email with the "scam" business proposition.


My name is Mr Harold Peterson and currently working as a senior Bank
Manger at the Citi Bank, United States of America. I am sorry to have
encroached into your privacy in this manner, however, without delays;
I will immediately proceed with the details of the proposal.

I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail
confidential and also respect the integrity of the information that
you are coming across as a result of this mail. I contacted you
privately and as such no one is aware of this communication thus the
reason why I had us communicate strictly via our private email.

Sometime in 2015, a certain Engineer/contractor (Mr Eduardo Ruiz
Paiva) made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar
months, currently valued at the sum of $5,732,000.00 (Five Million
Seven Hundred and Thirty Two Thousand United States Dollar Only) in my
bank. Upon maturity, routine notifications were sent to his forwarding
address but no reply was received. After a month, we sent a reminder
and finally we discovered from his contract employers, that Mr Eduardo
Ruiz Paiva alongside his longtime companion was involved in an
air-plane crash.

If you are familiar with the private banking practice, you would know
that those who patronize our services usually prefer anonymity; hence
some levels of detachment from conventional processes. In the case of
Mr Eduardo Ruiz Paiva’s bio-data form, he omitted the information of
his Next of Kin.

My bank has waited for an application of his Next Of Kin or Relative
for the release of the sum but this has been unfruitful till date.
This sum has since been sitting in my bank and the interest is being
rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one has
been able to come forward for it. According to the Laws of my
environment, at the expiration of a certain amount of time which is
around the corner, the money will be confiscated by the American
Government on the basis of no one applying for the claim of funds. I
hereby use this medium to inform you that the time has almost elapsed
and as such, if this money isn't claimed as a result of our
partnership, the money will be confiscated by the Government.

The world of banking especially is fraught with huge rewards for those
who occupy certain offices and oversee certain portfolios. I secretly
have the deposit details as well as the knowledge of the existence of
this deposit which came up as a result of the execution of my duty.
The bank is awaiting instructions to release the deposit to the party
that comes forward as the next of kin, thus the reason why i am
contacting you.

Consequently, my proposal is that, since you share the same last name
with the deceased, I will like you to stand in as the next of kin to
Mr Eduardo Ruiz Paiva so that the fruits of this old man's labour will
not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. Acting in
this capacity really is simple as I will guide you through. Being
aware of this request I am making, I ask that if you find no interest
in this project, PLEASE discard this mail. I further ask that you do
not be vindictive and destructive if my offer is of no appeal to you
hence delete this message and forget that I ever contacted you.The
reward for this project makes it a task well worth undertaking. I have
evaluated the risks and the only risk i have here is your refusal to
work with me and further alerting the public.

My position as a senior manager guarantees the successful execution of
this transaction. If you find yourself able to work with me, I urge
you to indicate to that effect. Once again, Do observe utmost
confidentiality and be rest assured that this transaction would be
profitable for both of us.

Mr Harold Peterson

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