Email From Standard Bank Is Phishing!
If the following email makes it into your inbox, delete it immediately! It is a popular phishing scheme that is currently floating around the Internet. Here is the email in its entirety exactly as you would receive it:
IRREVOCABLE RELEASE OF YOUR PAYMENT
I am, Mr. Sam Jonah a financial consultant working with STANDARD BANK OF
SOUTH AFRICA .This is to bring to your notice that my office has taking
over all the money Transaction originated from any part of African, Asia,
Latin America, Middle East, USA, Australia, European countries as Contract
Payment, Fund inheritance or Lottery Winning due to
Unauthorized/incapability of financial Institutions/security companies In
releasing such sum of $30.500,000.00 ( THIRTY Million Five Hundred
Thousand United State Dollars) Inheritance Granted to you From
International Monetary Fund(IMF).
I am here to inform you that we have been authorized by the international
Monetary Fund in conjunction with the World Bank to investigate the
Unnecessary delay of your Outstanding Contract Payment. We have also been
empowered to recommend and approve your claims for payment if certified as
During the course of our investigation, we discovered with dismay that
your payment has been unnecessarily delayed by some corrupt officials of
the Bank who are Trying to divert the beneficiaries' Fund into their
Hence Your Name appears as one of The fund beneficiaries whom their fund
was successfully cleared recently From Terrorist and Money laundry and
your money will be released to you through any of these means of your
Choice that will be cash-able from any International Bank in your country
been the only way you would receive Your money to avoid paying excess
IMMEDIATE PAYMENT REF: SCBA/IRD/CBX/021/08
This is your New Payment Reference No.-35460021,
Allocation No: 674632, Password No : 339331 , Pin Code No: 55674 and your
Certificate of Merit Payment No : 103 , Released Code No: 0763; Immediate
Telex confirmation No: -1114433 ; Secret Code No: XXTN013 ,Having received
these vital payment number,
To forestall this, security for your funds has been organized and for the
safety of your funds we have been specifically advised to release this
payment to you either by a Telegraphic Wire Transfer or ATM CARD/ MASTER
CARD payment system to you. We have also agreed with the STANDARD BANK OF
SOUTH AFRICA, Moreover we shall make this payment as recommended by the
United Nations. And be informed the Accredited Bank is STANDARD BANK OF
SOUTH AFRICA. This is to avoid the hopeless situation created by the
Officials of the Previous Bank.
Therefore you are qualified now to received and confirm your payment with
us immediately you reconfirm your Full Information to us.
Kindly re-confirm to me the followings:
1, First and last name :
2, Direct Phone: N/A. Fax:
5, Your Bank Details:
6, A copy of your Driving License or International Passport:
Mr. Sam Jonah
From Standard Bank of South Africa
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