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Citibank Falls For $27 Million Nigerian Scam!  
User currently offlineLuv2cattlecall From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1650 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1795 times:
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There's really nothing I can say that will add to this article....

Citibank somehow, unbelievably, wired $27 Million to some random scammer in Nigeria because they failed to notice that the phone numbers given for the "bank officials" actually belonged to pre-paid cellphones, the forms were fake, etc etc.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/21/nyregion/21scam.html

And to think....all the headache could have been prevented by using one of these security forms:




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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14026 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

And these are the guys who "deserve" a bonus?  crazy 

Jan


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

What happens if you answer yes on the terrorism lines?

User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1620 times:
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Quoting Bill142 (Reply 2):
What happens if you answer yes on the terrorism lines?

Did you read the whole form? It is not genuine and was used to wind up a scammer.



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1607 times:



Quoting Bill142 (Reply 2):
What happens if you answer yes on the terrorism lines?

A big black car rols up outside, to take you on a special vacation  Wink



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User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1567 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 3):
Quoting Bill142 (Reply 2):
What happens if you answer yes on the terrorism lines?

Did you read the whole form? It is not genuine and was used to wind up a scammer.

Same as happens if you answer that way the similar questions on the immigration forms for the US. The last thing you hear is a clanging sound behind you.


User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3766 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

That form made my day...  rotfl 

"Are you sure you are not a communist?"
"Do you like filling in forms?"

 bigthumbsup 



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8964 posts, RR: 39
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1513 times:



Quoting Francoflier (Reply 6):

He almost deserves the 27m for pulling this off. . . lol



"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14026 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1490 times:



Quoting PPVRA (Reply 7):
Quoting Francoflier (Reply 6):

He almost deserves the 27m for pulling this off. . . lol

And the person who authorized the transfer should be made liable with his personal property before being kicked out on his @rse...  banghead 
More competence by our expert bankers...  gnasher 

Jan


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