Looking for 3 verifications in the same transaction as they are potentially parties to a scam and the same transaction and they want and advance payment of a legitimate invoice as well as corresponding bank fees EcoBank.comMrs Rita Kosi - Mr David Moses Managing DirectorAddress is same as websiteTelephone Number XXXXXXXXXXX X 0165They list the website ecobank-tg.com but all emails are rejectedand email is forwarded XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX David Moses also listed the following detail in his emailsDavid MosesEcobank, the Pan African Bankwww.ecobank.com X-XXXXXXX@XXXXXX.XXXRelated Lawyer Party to this transaction - is he or the office even exist as I can find noting to validate his existence or the Chamber Yours in-service Techo Brice "OMEIRE CHAMBERS" FOR EQUAL RIGHTS OMEIRE CHAMBERS 110 RUE DE JUSTICE 01 BP.5081 ABIDJAN COTE D'IVOIRE. TEL: XXXXXXXXXXX FAX:22522413151Please Advise and happy to pay for quality research
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Hello and thank you for entrusting me to answer your question. Perhaps can you provide some more information regarding the circumstances of your interaction with these individuals? Are they asking you to assist in transferring a large sum of money into the country? Or have they told you that you are the recipient of inheritance or some other financial windfall?Any additional information is greatly appreciated.
I am a board member in a company that hs a legitmate contract and these parties are requesting fees for and invoice to be paid because Libya's mometary syatem has most of it funds froms. Bank Biao was the paying Bank and Mr. Brice was the legal representative we were told to contact. The Contract Payment Amountg is $14,902.00.I know that any funds associated with the former government were frozen so this is strange but our law firm here in PHX says iut would cost stupid dollars to investigate and we have not determnine a course of action as this point. The Company where I am a board member sent them $9K for registration and depository reasons for a foreign bank account. When they met that requirement we were then told the amounmt was to large and it had to be paid from the central Bank in Lome` Togo and they havve requested a registration certificate costing $1,670 (attached) as well as $26,000 in CFMD (marginal currency fees). Supposedly Mr Moses and Mrs Kosi as management members within ECOBANK at that location. Of Course ECOBANK is legitimate but Mr David Moses has responded thru ECOBANK-tg. com which was a legal domain that is no longer in service. I asked about that and the ecoafrica email is coming from that location as well. The telephone numbers do NOT match those of ECOBANK listed on the website either and direct calls to the bank go to a VM system. With telephone numbers and routing that is not terribly unusual.I also have details on a Mrs Rita Kosi with the following infiormation and it is quite suspect butKosi is a fairly common name in this region as I found hundered in listings but as you know cell phone scams rule the world - Her is that additional detail as well - Executive Director Regional Head Office BIAO Yamoussoukro Quartier 220 lgts rue des banques. Attn: Mr. Techo Legal representative for BIAO Yamoussoukro Our UK contact. Name: Mrs. Rita Kosi Office address: Royal Academy of Arts Burlington House Piccadilly London W1J 0BD Email address: XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX Tel. +447011151158 Account information; Bank Name: Barclays Bank London Branch: 14 St Mary's Place, Chippenham, Wilts, SN19 4EN, UK A/C N°: XXXXXXXXX 001 A/C Name: Rita Kosi Swift Code: BAGBPASLAttn : Mr. Thomas GlasgowI called you severally when I was in a meeting to inform you that thebank attorney have given me a copy of your Transfer Approval, but youdid not answer any of my calls. I am really disappointed with youringratitude over my assistance to you yesterday. I told you to refundthe $800.00 immediately, the money was taken from the bank cashier on myinstruction, which is completely against our bank code of conduct. Youknow very well that if I am waiting for you to send the penalty fee,then there is no way we can apply for the approval on Friday, had itbeen that I did not intervened the way I did, your funds would have beensent back by now. Please send the $800.00 immediately. You may not know that many bankpersonnel desire my position, any little fault as such can openopportunity for some one to kick my ass. Meanwhile your approval copy isin the attachment. Please this is a notification letter, do not reply.Yours sincerely,David MosesEcobank, the Pan African Bankwww.ecobank.com E-mail XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXXHope this is helpful
Thank you so much for providing this additional information.I regret to tell you, but this is absolutely a scam you and you should cease sending money to these individuals immediately.I have run searches on the names and phone numbers that you have given me and I can find no record of these people nor that they work for the entities they claim to work for. The reason is that these are false, fictitious names made up by the scammers to perpetrate this fraud.This type of fraud is typically known as an "advance fee" fraud or a "419" fraud. There are many variations, but the common thread among them all is that a victim is contacted and promised a very large sum of money as part of a business deal, inheritance, or something else. The scammers then inform the victim that various "advance fees" are required before the funds can be released. The explanations for why such fees are required typically seem very legitimate, but do not be fooled. There is no money waiting for you and these scammers will disappear once they realize that they cannot get any more money from you.These scams almost ALWAYS originate from west Africa. This is due mainly to the fact that these countries have extremely poor internet crime fighting capability, making these scammers virtually untraceable. See this warning from the FTC regarding this type of scam: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt117.shtmSee also here: http://www.crimes-of-persuasion.com/Crimes/Business/loans.htmI realize that these articles may not exactly describe your situation, but the concept is the same--money required up front with the promise of a large sum of money to be paid.Again, I have seen the type of scenario that you describe play out a hundred times and every single time it has been a scam. You were correct in noting that this scammer's phone number does not match the phone numbers of the true Ecco Bank. Indeed, this is because there is no affiliation whatsoever.You would be extremely well advised to cease all contact with these individuals immediately and cease sending any additional money.I sincerely XXXXX XXXXX this information helps you and I wish you the best.My greatest concern is that you are satisfied with the answer I provide, so please do not hesitate to contact me with follow-up questions. Although I cannot always provide good news, I hope that my answer gives you a better understanding of the law and your rights so that you can obtain the best possible result under the circumstances. Also, please bear in mind that experts are not credited for unaccepted answers, so I greatly appreciate you taking the time to "accept" my answer and leave positive feedback.Finally, none of the above constitutes legal advice nor is any attorney client relationship created between us.
So I know whom to hold accountable - does Omeire Chambers even exist at the location refrenced.While this is most likely a scam ( where you able to verify anything regarding location) as we have deposits with Biao Bank and I was trying to determine whether to look for cousel locally we have have funds on deposit - (small foreign based account) but I want to hold someone accountable.My hope was that you had some advanced database or related sercah vehicles. Of course I really do know these concepts etc but as a leader and mentor to this company I was hoping for li ttle more explicit detail. Anything things on a Mrs Kosi, Mr Tocho Brice or Mr David Moses or are they fictiicous as well as we need to take this data to the bank.and determinw ho may be doing this internally.Please advise and I am THEN happy to accept your answer.
Thank you for your response. I have run detailed searches on the names you have provided and on Omeire Chambers and I can find no record whatsoever that they individuals or Omeire Chambers exist at all. My research shows that these people and Omeire Chambers are entirely fictional and made up.Scammers almost always use made up names, as it creates this exact problem for the people who attempt to track them down. There isn't anything to track because it becomes very much like chasing a ghost.You may wish to track the IP address of these scammers, which can give you a lead as to who to hold accountable. If you are not very familiar with computers, an IP address is essentially the identifying number of the web server that a computer user uses to connect to the internet. It can be used to track the location of a computer user, and in many cases their actual identity (though you typically need to subpoena the latter information from the web service provider). For instructions on how to obtain someone's IP address from an email (which I assume you've received from this person) visit this link: http://aruljohn.com/info/howtofindipaddress/Once you have the IP address, you can check where it has originated from using one of several IP address identifying websites, such as http://www.ipchecking.com/ You then know the IP address and true location of your scammer. While it's not a name, it is the only true and real information that you will have about the person who has scammed you.I completely understand your need to hold someone accountable here, but the inherent problem with this type of scam is that that's very difficult to do. Accordingly, I hope that you will realize my limitations in providing more detail to you regarding the true identity of the scammers here. There is not much more that can be done without obtaining a subpoena to reveal the true identity of the person using the IP address.Nonetheless, I hope that this information helps you and I wish you the very best.
Attorney with significant fraud prevention experience.