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Citibank Falls For $27 Million Nigerian Scam!

Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:41 am

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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RE: Citibank Falls For $27 Million Nigerian Scam!

Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:21 am

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

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RE: Citibank Falls For $27 Million Nigerian Scam!

Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:56 am

What happens if you answer yes on the terrorism lines?
 
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RE: Citibank Falls For $27 Million Nigerian Scam!

Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:12 am



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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RE: Citibank Falls For $27 Million Nigerian Scam!

Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:35 am



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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RE: Citibank Falls For $27 Million Nigerian Scam!

Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:26 pm



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.
 
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RE: Citibank Falls For $27 Million Nigerian Scam!

Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:43 pm

That form made my day...  rotfl 

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RE: Citibank Falls For $27 Million Nigerian Scam!

Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:19 pm



Quoting Francoflier (Reply 6):

He almost deserves the 27m for pulling this off. . . lol
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RE: Citibank Falls For $27 Million Nigerian Scam!

Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:44 pm



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 

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