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Inheritance scam through fake sites

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egibanc.com

Unread postby firefly » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:53 am

The 3rd fake bank allegedly confirmed to be real by the fake South African regulator website claims to be EGIBank and is apparently located in Austria.

From the fake website:

Banking without having to go to a bank became a successful concept in the Austria at the end of the 1990s. EGI introduced the concept in other countries in 1997 as EGI Direct, a bank without branches that offered attractive savings accounts and other retail banking products.


EGI's oldest businesses can be traced back to 1762 when John and Francis Baring started Barings Bank in London. EGI took over Barings in 1995 after the 200-year-old investment bank was bankrupted by derivatives trader Nick Leeson.


In 1881, EGI's predecessor, Rijkspostspaarbank, helped 17-year-old Margaretha save her first cents in a savings account - the start of financial independence.


The orange lion, a symbol of our Dutch roots, adorns EGI offices all around the world. Discover how EGI started and the numerous mergers and acquisitons that created EGI as it is today.


Their history is a mix between stolen details of Erste Bank and ING Bank histories. The first quote is stolen from Erste Bank, while the other ones are stolen form ING Bank.

Needless to say that there is no "orange lion" on the fake website...

Contact details:

Head office EGI A.S.
Strauchgasse 2
1010 Wien
Austria
Tel: +43 (670) 30 800 35
Fax: +43 (670) 30 800 00
Tel: +1 (202) 854-0057 US/CA Caller only
Whatsapp: +43 (670) 30 800 56 only
E-mail: info@egibanc.com
E-mail: remittance@egibanc.com
E-mail: reportcard@egibanc.com
E-mail: reportfraud@egibanc.com


+436703080035 / +436703080000 / +436703080056
Number billable as mobile number
Country or destination Austria

+12028540057
Type: Non-Fixed VoIP (e.g. Skype or Google Voice)
Original carrier: Level 3 Telecom Of D.c., Llc - Dc

Entry in the aa419 Database of fraudulent websites: https://db.aa419.org/fakebanksview.php?key=139862

From the domain name registration:

Domain Name: egibanc.com
Updated Date: 2019-07-29
Creation Date: 2019-07-29
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2020-07-29
Registrar: ENOM, INC.

Registrant Name: Whois Agent (904200973)
Registrant Organization: Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc.

This is what the fake website looks like:

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ugajin@gallchambers.com

Unread postby firefly » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:39 pm

After their fake websites were reported, the fraudsters were fast in creating a new one.

Posted on behalf of the targeted victim - emails received:

From: ugajin@gallchambers.com
Date: December 10, 2019
Subject: Referred by Bank of Athens

Good Day

Our honorable chambers has been delegated by GroBank the re-positioning institution of Bank of Athens to confirm your stand on your non-resident bank account with Bank of Athens.

Your investment bond is still floating in their escrow account and this mail stands as a first notification as they are about to commence their annual audit which will attract confiscation and source of funds investigation.

Our law chambers is representing GroBank as a legal team and will expect your response before the last notification

Yours faithfully,

Takashi Ugajin (Esq)
Rigistered Foreign Lawyer
https: // www. gallhk.com


From: ugajin@gallchambers.com
Date: December 11, 2019
Subject: Re: Referred by Bank of Athens

Hello Mrs xxx

I have seen your response and understood that there has been alot of confusion in your transaction with the change officiating officers in your account.

Your money is still with Bank of Athens and do not listen to anyone that suggest cargo payment or UK services, Your money is in Bank of Athens and no other place, You need to understand that GroBank has taken over Bank of Athens and they have been mandated to submit all outstanding files of funds in their escrow account.

I have studied your transaction history and saw that your transaction is at halt due to some charges demanded by the bank which you can buy pass with Grobank credit services available to all investment customers.

I will have to meet your account officers (Mr Thompson Edgars and Micheal Ikwu) today at Wizzit Bank and Bank of Athens to seek a credit service endorsement and will get back to you just after the meetings

Please do you pay any money to anyone again in your transaction, I will discuss your qualification for this credit service and get back to you

Yours faithfully,
Takashi Ugajin (Esq)
Rigistered Foreign Lawyer
https: // www. gallhk.com


The fraudsters impersonate a real law firm form Hong Kong, having no connection with the scam. They are using the link to the real website in their message, but the messages are sent from another domain - gallchambers.com.

The fraudulent domain gallchambers.com shows no content, while being used only for the email address.

Entry in the aa419 Database of fraudulent websites: https://db.aa419.org/fakebanksview.php?key=141255.

From the domain name registration:

Domain name: gallchambers.com
Updated Date: 0001-01-01
Creation Date: 2019-11-13
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2020-11-13
Registrar: NAMECHEAP INC
Reseller: NAMECHEAP INC

Domain Status: addPeriod
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: WhoisGuard Protected
Registrant Organization: WhoisGuard, Inc.
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Re: Inheritance scam through fake sites

Unread postby firefly » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:26 pm

Posted on behalf of the victim.

The victim lives in a South American country and she doesn't speak English. She was dragged into this fraud in 2017 and she managed to get out of it last year. Still, she will be afraid for a long time that her personal details and copies of her identity documents shared with the scammers may harm her in the future.
She was contacted initially by a so called lawyer, trying to convince her to accept money as investment bonds from Edmond Williston (deceased), and go in a businesses partnership with his son, Narrow Williston, from Mozambique and supposedly living in Swaziland.

After she replied to the initial offer, the victim start receiving emails from fake banks. When she declined to pay the fees the fraudsters were asking for to activate the bogus bank account they opened in their name, the scammers told her that she will have legal problems for not complying with the bank regulations.

When they called me and pressured me for having a non-resident account of Mr. Williston, I was informed that I must pay and if I don't I had to answer before law for money laundering.

The lawyer claimed his name is Francisco Khumalo and he is a South Africa citizen.

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Contact details used:

Lawyer Francisco Khumalo
100 Jules Calle Marlvin,
Johannesburg, South Africa
Email address: franciskhumalo@safrica.com
Phone numbers:
+27 72 404 9747 / +27724049747
+ 27 84 7329716 / +27847329716
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wizzitbonline.com

Unread postby firefly » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:31 pm

Emails received:

From: WIZZIT Bank <info@wizzitbank.at.hm>
Date: April 13, 2017
Subject: SPECIAL EASTER OFFER

Dear Valued customer,

We wish you a happy Easter Holiday and wish to remind you that all banking services will only commence on the 19th of April 2017,.

You are advise to activate your ATM membership to enjoy our special banking services

Thanks for banking with us

Account Department

Wizzit Bank SA


Same sender, another message:

Please click on this link (http: // www. wizzitbonline.com/xxx/xxx/apply.php) and submit your application with the followings


wizzitform.JPG


Of course, the fraudsters have nothing in common with the real Wizzit International they pretend to be. They used the name of the real bank and a link to the real bank website, while contacting the victim from email addresses not belonging to the real bank, sending her a link to a form for obtaining her details and a copy of her identity documents.

Email addresses used: info@wizzitbank.at.hm / ikwudesk@accountant.com

Phone numbers used:
+27 110361517 / +27110361517- office
+27 83 973 4773 / +27839734773 - mobile

Entry in the aa419 Database of fraudulent websites: https://db.aa419.org/fakebanksview.php?key=141986.

From the domain name registration:

Domain Name: wizzitbonline.com
Updated Date: 2019-08-08
Creation Date: 2015-08-07
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2020-08-07

Registrar: Register.com, Inc.

Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Fred Forward
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: 24243 Bearcreek Rd
Registrant City: Ilderton
Registrant State/Province: ON
Registrant Postal Code: N0M 2A0
Registrant Country: CA
Registrant Phone: +1.5192829667
Registrant Email: info@sandtrust.za.tn
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Re: bankathens.co.za

Unread postby firefly » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:48 pm

For two years, the scammers kept the victim under pressure, demanding money to finalize the bogus transfer.

Finally, the scammers understood their strategy is not working, so a new bank jumped in: bankathens.co.za. The threads were changed in more promises for more money.

Emails received:

From: magretdesk@bankathens.co.za
Date: May 8, 2019

Dear customer,

We will need your identification verified before we can reveal the details of this transaction in which we will need your passport/ID copy with your direct phone number to match with the details in our system.

You are expected to fill our online account form via this web-link below to re-activate your account and please forward us the confirmation mail once you finish filling the online form,

bankofathensform.JPG


Account Dept
Bank of Athens
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Re: bankathens.co.za

Unread postby firefly » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:51 pm

Emails received:

Dear Customer

I wish to remind you that your funds were carried over from our affiliate bank (Wizzit Bank SA) in which you did not activate your non resident bank account with us.

This account status prohibits you from conducting any transaction with this account until you activate to the membership category of your choice within our listed categories.

This is also why your investment bond has been credited in our escrow account to prevent accumulation of interest and base our calculation on the initial rate as of the time of deposit.

We expect your urgent action to either activate your non resident bank account and return your bond or send a letter of decline motion so we can turn over these funds to the auditors for confiscation and payment of interest to you as the beneficiary.

Bank of Athens confiscation policy will always pay the beneficiary the full interest of their deposit in which your case will be almost half a million dollars by now once you update your insurance policy.

I need your fast response so you can save these funds or take your interest compensation payment (ICP)

Thanks for banking with us

Magret Aduiro
Account Department
Bank of Athens


From: accounts@bankathens.co.za
Date: July 1, 2019,
Subject: BANKMAIL

Dear Customer,

Our system has not dictated any application from you and i will advise you to refill the form and send back in which you must wait for the confirmation email of submitted application.

The system will open a new new pay once you click submit after filling the forms and attaching your identification article (international passport/ID card).

Please fill all the mandatory blank spaces

Account Dept

Bank of Athens


De: accounts@bankathens.co.za
Date:: September 19, 2019
About: MasterCard

Dear customer,

We expect you to reconfirm your postal address where the new MasterCard will be sent and provide the courier fees of Six hundred and seventy US dollars ($670) via western union or moneygram transfer agency.

Below are the details of the receiving agent

First name - Timothy
Middle Name - Chinedu
Surname - Nwafor
Adddres - Johannesburg, South Africa
Account Dept
Bank of Athens
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egibanc.com - fujitbank.com

Unread postby firefly » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:12 pm

In the meantime, egibanc.com, allegedly active in Austria, changed the content and pretends now to be FujitBank in South Korea:

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As expected, there is also another fraudulent domain pretending to be the same FujitBank:

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There was a Fuji Bank in Japan, but that bank is not using this name anymore since 2002.

From the fake website:

FujitBank Limited is strickly an Asian Online Bank that oparate same as commercial Banks since we are designed to give you the best severices your desire. We do not oparate in banking Halls but function more active than Commercial and Private Bank's.


Contact details:

Head office FujitBank S.K
Jeongbowha-gil
Sejong-si. 411
South Korea
Tel: +82 704 515 4183
Fax: +82 704 515 4100
Whatsapp: +82 70-4515-5711
E-mail: info@fujitbank.com
apply@fujitbank.com


+827045154183 / +827045154100 / +827045155711
Number billable as VoIP telephony number
Country or destination Korea, South

Entry in the aa419 Database of fraudulent websites: https://db.aa419.org/fakebanksview.php?key=141987.

From the domain name registration:

Domain Name: fujitbank.com
Updated Date: 2019-11-27
Creation Date: 2019-11-27
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2020-11-27
Registrar: ENOM, INC.

Registrant Name: Whois Agent (514892973)
Registrant Organization: Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc.
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