British Investment Trust Bank" which (had) a website which talks about customer security and uses pictures of tourist sites in London to underline its respectability and status. As of 18th July '03, both of these websites are unavailable.
Matthew Chapman, writing in The Mail on Sunday (Feb. Afolabi's charity had received 350,000 pounds from the Community Fund "to help asylum seekers". Afolabi has apparently denied being involved in the supply of false documents and is quoted as saying "I swear to God I don't know anything".
Members of the Order of the Companions of Honour Sir Terence Orby CONRAN For services to Design. (Edinburgh) Dame Vera Stephanie SHIRLEY, DBE FREng Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. (Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire) Delia Ann, Mrs SMITH, CBE Cook and Writer. (Stowmarket, Suffolk) Nicholas Herbert, Lord STERN OF BRENTFORD, FRS FBA For services to Economics, International Relations and Tackling Climate Change.
As well as trying to fool you into paying an advance fee, they will use your personal information to clone your identity and try to access your accounts (or use your identity in a credit card fraud). Kamelo David representing the "Ministry" is asking permission to transfer over 30 million dollars to your personal/business account. Check it out while you can for a typical example of the "banking" websites to which potential fraud victims are directed. It's got to be FX Finance has (had) a website which publishes a London address, but strangely both the street name and the postcode seem to be invented!
Looks like the Amsterdam police missed one in their recent raids! I notice that the registrant of the domain name uses an American address and an anonymous e-mail contact address. Standardtrust Securities, 14/16 Wellington street, Birmingham United Kingdom. Since this note first appeared the street name has been corrected but there is still no building number (and guys - Berkely Street is not in the W1J postcode area! Could there be any relationship between this august financial institution and the advance fee fraud criminals?
As ridiculous as these approaches seem, innocent people occasionally fall for them.
They sometimes end up meeting a Nigerian in a plush hotel.(London) Mark John BOLEAT Lately Chairman, Policy and Resources Committee, City of London Corporation.For services to the Financial Services Industry and to Local Government in London.If you have received mail naming this "company" or a copy of a document like the one illustrated here, you are a target of the fraud gangs.The document may be signed by Simon Perchard and contain the name Brian Mc Clure.If he really wants to prevent them from "tarnishing Nigeria's image" he should attend to them when they return home on their periodic visits.